Langtang GosainkundaTrek - 14 Days
Langtang, a scenic valley in northern Nepal towards the Tibetan border, offers multiple adventure opportunities to trekking and climbing enthusiasts. We can reach this beautiful region upon driving northwards from the capital city Kathmandu. This home of Tamangs, ancient horse riding warriors, is home to numerous peaks, the tallest of which is Langtang Lirung at 7,246 m (23,773 ft).
Apart from being a gateway to numerous Himalayan Peaks, Langtang provides access to peaceful landscapes and alpine forests, and above all the holy lake Gosainkunda. The culture of the Tamangs, their lifestyle and celebrations add colors to this land gifted by nature. Following the road less travelled, Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is an opportunity to explore the beautiful culture that long grew in the breathtaking natural setting.
Gosaikunda Lake attracts plenty of pilgrims round the year. They visit the place with an intent of taking holy dip in the sacred water of the Lake. Langtang region is a famous producer of Yak Cheese. Some protected animal species like the Langurs and Red Pandas call this region, protected as Langtang National Park, their home. The trails of this trek run in close proximity to the mountains offering exquisite views of Mt. Annapurna and Ganesh Himal.
Trip duration : 14 Days
Grade : Moderate to fairly chalenging
Srarts in : Kathmandu
Ends in : Kathmandu
Accommodation : Hotel / Lodge
Trek typle : TH (Tea House / Lodge)
Transportation : Tourist bus / Private vehicle
Max Altitude : 4380m
Activity : Trekking, Sightseeing
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. At the evening you’ll transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with the cultural & musical programs in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; including visits to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus Pashupatinath temple, the world biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu. Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.
After breakfast we drive on a northern highway that twists and climbs over mountain ridges to the Trishuil valley. The journey will take 7-8 hours through picturesque landscapes, mountain scenery and local villages. On the way we have magnificent views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Mt Kerung of Tibet. Overnight relax at a local teahouse in Syabrubesi.
After breakfast we start to walk own our pace and the trail ascends for around two hours through the forest followed by a climb of about an hour to reach Bamboo village (1,850m/6,068ft) where we stop for hot lunch. This forested path with well stabilized trails and following the up stream and can be seen birds life around the bushes. Bee hives hanging on a cliff are another attraction for the visitors. From here we again steeply climb through the bamboo forest to reach the Lama Hotel for overnight.
Today we have a pleasant walk and follow the trail through rhododendron and pine forest for around three hours to reach Ghora Tabela where we stop for lunch. The surrounding area is dense wild habitat and many small babblers with lot of herbal can be found here. After lunch we walk another three hours on the scenic trail takes us to Langtang village where we stop for the evening.
After breakfast this morning we leave the village and start our trek leisurely for around three to four hours to visit Kyanjing Gompa. From here we have beautiful views of Mt Ganchempo and Langtang Lirung. Evening we are free for visiting the surrounding areas like Yak cheese Factory, Monastery and local houses.
Today you may have full day of rest and relaxation at the surrounding area. You can enjoy the views or explore the local area or visit some highlights of Cherku-ri (5,150 meters), glacier walk or Langshisha kharka depends on your fitness and interest.
This morning we retrace our steps somewhat as we head back from the Gompa. We have an easy down hill and pleasant walk through the rhododendron forest to Lama Hotel where we rest for the night before continuing our journey next day for the Thulo Syabru village.
Today our trail leads again through bamboo & rhododendron forest where we may see the local wild boar as well as other animal and birds on the route to Thulo Syabru. En route we have marvelous and close-up view of Ganesh Himal. Firstly easy down hill follows the river bank but last part steeply up hill for couple of hours to get to the village at Thulo Syabru.
Today we walk around 4-5 hours through dense forest of pine and rhododendron to reach Sing Gompa (Chandan Bari) which is our overnight spot. The trail from here is mostly uphill with typically Himalayan terrain and last few hours remaining forested with open areas giving excellent views when looking back the way we have come. After arrival in hotel refreshed and enjoy visiting cheese factory as well as terrain forested landscape.
Today we follow a wonderful trail to reach at holy Gosainkunda Lake passing through Cholagpati and Lauribinayak. This area is the homeland of the Tamangs and Bhotias and even a short time spent here provides an insight into their rural mountain lifestyles and the cultural contrasts between Hindu and Buddhist villages. Evening we are able to simply relax or take a stroll around the lake and surrounding area.
Today after breakfast we trek to long down hill come to Sing Gompa for the lunch through the same way back and after lunch at Sing Gompa we steeply trek downhill through the pine and rhododendron forest and some bamboo bushes. When we reach at stream then cross the river and walk to down stream and an hour gently up hill through the farm field will reach at District headquarter of Rasuwa called Dhunche for the overnight at remaining time stroll around the area.
Today, we drive back to Kathmandu via same way takes 6-7 hours to get in Kathmandu valley. Arrival in Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the time simply relax at the hotel or explore the local area and overnight at hotel.
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you’ll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.