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Langtang Gosainkunda trek is among the most popular trekking destination in Nepal. Langtang Gosainkunda trek is popular for magnificent Himalayan views. Moreover, the Langtang Gosainkunda trek enables you to explore among the most well-known Nepal trekking destination for Langtang valley with Tamang tradition. Likewise, Holy Gosainkunda Lake and Tibetan Monasteries are major attractions of the trek. Additionally, crude Tibetan-style homes, yak cheese factory, exquisite landscape, pleasant waterfall add beauty to the trek. Hence, the Langtang trekking course is probably the ideal trekking route in the entire Langtang region trekking course.
Langtang and Gosainkund Trekking fascinate each and every trekker once you get immersed within the beautiful scenery of high peaks that surround you at beautiful areas of Kyanjin within Langtang valley. An adventure blend of the wonderful scenery of high mountains along with a local culture of Tamang people the ancient hill tribes of Langtang and Mid Western Himalaya where you will have time to witness impressive traditional life interwoven with Buddhism and old Bon religion practice (re Buddhism). Trekking in Langtang Gosainkunda provides a wonderful life adventure as a standing line of Himalayan views & Holy Gosainkunda lake.
On fresh arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal international airport received by staff and guide with a short transfer into the heart of Kathmandu city around exciting areas at Thamel where your hotels are situated, here our guide will brief about treks and other necessary information regarding your stay and of the treks. In the evening group welcomes dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural program to give you a glimpse of local culture with music and dance while having your dinner.
A free day in Kathmandu after breakfast join in our exciting and interesting sightseeing tour led by our expert city guide to show you the historical wonders of Nepal within world heritage sites, after a great and enjoyable tour with time for trek preparations.
The morning starts with overland journey on leaving Kathmandu city and the valley heading due north past many farm villages and interesting town from warmer areas to cooler zone on reaching at Dhunche, a headquarter town of Rasuwa district within Langtang Himal. At Dhunche start of Langtang National Park which is the first mountainous park established way back in mid 1970’s enriched with exotic flora and fauna, from here heading down to Syabrubesi village for an overnight stop.
First-day walk leads to crossing a bridge then climbing towards farm terraces and smaller villages and entering into the cool shade of the forest to reach a wide-open area in the middle of dense tree lines of rhododendron and pines trees at a place called Lama Hotel for the overnight stop.
From this isolated spot, walk leads into thick woodland with chances of spotting some wildlife like deer or the endangered and elusive Red Panda often seen on route treks around the area, as walk follows Langtang River to reach pk a nice spot in Ghoretabla. After a refreshing break or lunch stop, afternoon walk for another few hours within forested surrounding to reach at Langtang village for overnight stop, populated by Tamang people, the main hill tribes of Langtang and Central Himalaya interwoven with Buddhism teaching and culture.
After a pleasant overnight stop at Langtang village today walk for few hours to reach at Kyanjin located within beautiful Langtang valley, walk on gradual ups after leaving the forested area behind for wide and open country enclosed within high snow-capped peaks.
As the walk progressed reached our first highlight of the adventure at Kyanjin situated in the midst of Langtang valley facing wonderful views and scenery of mountains and rolling hills, at Kyanjin transferred into a nice lodge for overnight stops.
At Kyanjin free day for acclimatization before heading towards high Gosainkund and over the pass, here with time for a short or long hike to scenic viewpoint hills of Kyanjin Ro or Tsergo-Ri offers excellent views of whole Langtang mountain range as far towards Jugal Himal with Dorji Lakpa and some peaks of Tibetan side.
Retrace the journey back to Lama Hotel after an enjoyable and fascinating time around Kyanjin within scenic Langtang Valley, where the walk leads you on the same trail with chances to catch interesting surrounding views.
From Lama Hotel walks follows downhill to a place at Riverside, after refreshing break enjoying views then climb up for few hours to Thulo Syabru (means larger for Thulo) for the last overnight around Langtang Himal. Herewith to enjoy a short visit around Tamang village and observe the local culture and farm traditional life.
A nice village for overnight stops at Thulo Syabru and observing Tamang culture and its traditional custom.
From this farm village morning leads to steep climb into dense forest of rhododendron and pine trees for few hours facing grand views of Langtang-Ganesh and Manaslu peaks. The walk leads on the gradual winding path into the forest to reach at a lovely small settlement at Sing Gompa for an overnight stop, also called as Chandanbari (means place with sandalwood).
From Sing Gompa a place with old monastery which is situated on top of a village, as walk meanders with climb lading into the deep forest with fantastic views of snowcapped peaks, as tree lines disappear for short bushes. Where climb continues on steep slope past small scenic hilltop of Laurabinaya, and then short descend to reach a lake called Bhairab Kund and up for to holy Gosainkund for overnight stop. An interesting spot with sacred glacial pond where once a year in the month of August on full moon great religious festivals take place called ‘Jani-purnima’ thousands of pilgrims visit for holy dip and bathe in icy Gosainkund pond.
Enjoying holy and spiritual moments at sacred pond of Gosainkund morning walk with climb on rocky trails past small ponds of Surya and Sarsati-kund (pond) to reach on top East Lauribinya-La and Gosainkund pass at 4,610 m / 15,124 ft high. Enjoy fabulous scenery of landscapes and snow-capped peaks where long descend takes you at the bottom of the pass. From the bottom of Gosainkund-la pass hill, then walk to reach back into a forested area with few short ups and down to reach at Gopte for overnight stop, a small place situated on the middle of the trail where Gopte refers to a cave shelter.
After a peaceful overnight stop in a basic and simple lodge, morning leads to slow and steady climb to reach where path from Helambu and Kathmandu meets at Tadepatti a scenic and high ridge. From Tadepatti facing a grand panorama of Central Himalaya peaks walk on the nice and pleasant path and into the forest of pine and rhododendron trees to reach a farm village of Kutumsang for overnight stop.
From Kutumsang today a long day walk that leads you on high scenic ridge with super views of beautiful landscape and mountain range of Jugal Himal, where walk continues past village of Gulbhanjyang, as route takes you ups and down then with last slow climb on top Chisapani for an overnight stop. A scenic place with good lodges to stay facing excellent views of peaks includes stunning sunrise and sunset views.
Morning catching beautiful sunrise over chain of Himalayan peaks, where last day walks leads to long descend into dense forest and past farm villages to reach at Sundarijal. Sundarijal is the watershed for Kathmandu city, from the town of Sundarijal where a short drive brings you back to Kathmandu on completing a wonderful adventure on Langtang and Gosainkund Trekking and then transfer to your respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure for individual activities.
Last day in the country of high Himalaya and colorful culture, our guide and staff transfer you to the airport for your international flight homeward bound or to next respective destinations after a glorious time and experience on Langtang Valley and Gosainkund Trekking.
Himalayan friendly is a small company operated by experienced trekking guide (Mr. Ram Ghale). Ram has been trekking since 10 years. The staffs in Himalayan friendly are well prepared to deal with any possible problem and make the trip beautiful.
Of course, you can modify the itinerary by adding an extra day with the guidance of a trekking guide. While adding extra days the cost will be slightly increased.
Himalayan friendly will not pay the cost of an additional hotel night in Kathmandu, but will always be willing to assist you.
Although most of the lodges and hotels provide toilet paper, we recommend carrying toilet paper as an extra safety.
Himalayan friendly should pay for the guides, porters, and accommodation. So if you did not finish the trek due to physical difficulty, or natural disaster, then money is not refunded.
During a trek, you can expect 3 full meals. The common meals menu will be Nepalese traditional dishes, Tibetan and Continental.