Gosainkunda Lake is a holy lake where many Hindu devotees use to visit in the festival called Janai Purnima and take the bath in the pond with the belief of that all the sins will be washed with the dip.
Langtang & Gosainkund trekking, a wonderful trekking in the Himalayas and to a spiritual lake. Langtang valley is the nearest trekking region from the capital which offers to explore the mountain views and the local culture.
Gosainkunda Lake is a holy lake where many Hindu devotees use to visit in the festival called Janai Purnima and take the bath in the pond with the belief of that all the sins will be washed with the dip. The nice farms, the local villages and the stunning village of Langtang plus the wonderful views from Kyanjin Ri are the major attractions of Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trekking.
Our representative will greet you at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to the hotel. In the evening, you will be enjoying a welcome dinner at traditional Nepali restaurant with a Nepali cultural program.
Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing allows you to explore four of the UNESCO World Heritage zones of Kathmandu Valley. After the sightseeing, you will be having a group meeting. Later, you can go with the guide to buy the necessary stuff for the trekking if needed.
With an early morning bus, you will be driving to Syabrubesi. The driving is exciting as you will be passing through the green hills and small settlements. Overnight at a local guest house.
First day walk from Syabrubesi, leads to a climb for a while with rest of the walk on gradual winding uphill trail through terraced farm fields and villages.
As our route enters into cool forested area in a gorge following the torrential glacial Trisuli River upstream, as the path follows with a climb in the cool shade of rhododendron and oaks .
From here few hours of morning walks leads to Ghoretabela for possible lunch stop within lovely forest of pines, hemlocks and rhododendron from here onwards you can feel the altitude also.
After a refreshing break, walk continues on the road to beautiful Langtang valley, an hour treks into a pleasant cool alpine woodland, crossing a small stream leaving tree line behind as our walk leads uphill for an hour, then walk gets easier on gradual trail with few ups and down to Langtang village for overnight stop.
From Langtang village walking on nice gradual uphill trail for few hours following “mani-prayer wall” where walking clockwise is the appropriate way in respect to Buddhist religion, walk leads further east as valley opens up with views of snow capped peaks.
After hours of gentle good walk overlooking views of peaks brings you at Kyanjin Gompa a charming and scenic spot with amazing views of Langtang Lirung above 7,000m and its icefall at near distance Kyanjin Gompa, surrounded by a ridge formed by glacial moraine of rocks and boulders.
A leisure day, visit Kyanjin small Cheese factory with optional hike up to Tsego-Ri or Kyngin Ri above 4,700 m / 15,420ft adding more heights facing stunning panorama of snow capped mountains from Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal (7,405 m), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m), Ghengu Liru (Langtang II 6,571m), Kimshun (6,745 m) and Shalbachum(6,918m), Chimsedang, Naya-Kanga or Ganja Chuli (5,846m), Gangchempo, Tilman’s beautiful Fluted Peak, Jugal Himal and ending to eastern horizon at Dorje Lakpa (6,980m).
After a refreshing and pleasant scenic time at Kyanjin, our walk retracing the trail back on same route to Lama-Hotel a small settlement in the midst of the forest at the bank of upper Trisuli River.
Morning our route diverts towards Gosainkund holy pond as walk leads on the same trail for a while and then uphill climb past a place called Bamboo with few lodges and Tea-House to reach a high ridge at Upper or Thulo Syabru.
A nice Tamang village where series of houses perched on a ridge top with an old monastery above the village, overnight in this lovely village with time for local exploration.
Morning walk leads uphill on winding path above monastery 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.
Trek today offers more views of snow clad peaks of Langtang to the north and Ganesh-Himal range towards north west along with Manaslu and Annapurna range, walk leads to 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) Hindu pilgrims leaves their walking stick here so the name Laurabina.
From here short descend and up reaching across Saraswati and Bhiarav kund after a small climb brings you to our overnight stop at Gosainkund near its pristine pond. Here you can see lots of traces left behind by the pilgrims
From Gosainkund a gradual walk on a small path along pond, 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.
After walking around complete wilderness, walk from here trails joins of 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 descend to Mangeghot, a nice place with grassy field, and the walk back into farm fields at Kutumsang for overnight stop, this village with Sherpa, Hyalmo and Tamang hill tribes.
Today a long day walk to reach at Chisapani, as 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 nice and scenic small village close located north of Kathmandu Valley rim.
A scenic spot for stunning sunrise views over mountain range from Jugal Himal range towards north east and Ganesh Himal-Manaslu and Annapurna range towards west.
Our last day of trekking of this wonderful adventure, morning catching the views of stunning sunrise over array of peaks, walk downhill past number of Tamang farm village to reach at Sundarijal town.
From here taking an hour drive back to Kathmandu past Jhorpati and great Bouddhanath Stupa to reach your hotel, with time in the afternoon for individual activities shopping souvenirs or join in for another exciting sightseeing tour.
Last day in amazing Nepal the country of Himalaya wonders, depart from the hotel as per your international flight for homeward bound or to your next destination country
- All the ground transportation as per itinerary.
- Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast at 3 stars level.
- Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking for you.
- Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking
- Trip Map.
- An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English-speaking trekking guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers:1 porter).
- Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary.
- Trip achievement appreciation certificate a (Sample Of Certificate).
- All necessary paper works and National park entry permits.
- Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
- TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
- All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- All kinds of drinks in the mountain (hot, cold and alcoholic).
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
- Personal equipment.
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
- Travel and rescue insurance.
- Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges)
- Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section