LANGTANG GOSAINKUNDA TREK

This trek is a great combination of great mountain views and wonderful cultural experiences. We walk through Tamang villages with strong Tibetan cultural links and eventually reach Gosainkunda, the lake, which lies spectacularly at 4200m.  We pass through fields of beautiful wildflowers such as daisies and primulas and see yaks leisurely grazing.  With good reason, the Langtang River valley is called “the valley of glaciers”. On either side of valley that we walk through, majestic mountains rise, soaring to the sky. Early in the walk, it is peaceful t to walk through Pine, Rhododendron and Oak forests, and refreshing to pass slow moving rivers and swift mountain streams.  However, other moods of the mountains are evident in the rugged rocks and snow-capped peaks that surround us and it is not uncommon to see avalanches thundering down in the distance above us. As we ascend, we pass snow bridges across surging waters, high passes enveloped in mist, and stunning lakes like bright turquoise.

Gosainkunda is regarded as a holy lake in Hinduism, and the view of the lakes dotting the mountain is really special. A number of devout visitors come for the annual summer pilgrimage in August but very few outside that time.  This particular trek takes in paths that usually become impassable in Winter.

Being a shorter trek, this is good for those with less time in Nepal or those who want to combine the trek with another trip to Pokhara, Chitwan or one of the bird sanctuaries.  All these can be arranged here at Himalayan Sunrise. As with most of our treks, you only need to carry your day pack only and can walk at your own pace. Most days will involve 5-7 hours of walking.

 

11 Days

4900m

Moderate

Camping - Tea House

Before trek: Arrival in Kathmandu, we will pick up you at airport, transfer to hotel, briefing.

We can arrange for you sightseeing, day starts around 9am. Our City guide will take you to visit world heritage sites Biggest Hindu Temple Pashupati, Biggest Boudha Stupa and Swayambhu (Monkey Temple). Final preparation day for trekking, check the gears.

Trek:
Day 01: Drive to Syabru bensi (1450m)
Day 02: Trek to Lama Hotel (2480m)
Day 03: Langtang (3514m)
Day 04: Kyanjing Gumba (3900m)
Day 05: Day trip to Tserko Ri (4980m), night at Kyanjing Gumba (3900m)
Day 06: Lama Hotel (2480m)
Day 07: Thulo Syabru (2200m)
Day 08: Sing Gumba (3580m)
Day 09: Gosaikunda (4380m)
Day 10: Dhunche (1950m)
Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu (1350m)

After trek: Free day, shopping, departure

Cost Include

Airport pick up

Accommodation in Kathmandu for two nights before and one night after the trek

Accommodation and food on the trek

Gear hire as specified

Internal transfers as specified

Trekking permits, restricted area special trekking permits and park fees

Cost Exclude

Gear hire of unspecified items

Extra accommodation

Tips and gratuities

Alcohol

Additional options:

At Himalayan Sunrise, we can arrange any other excursions you’d like to have such as rafting adventures, a trip to Chitwan, Pokhara, Bandipur etc. please contact us and we can arrange this for you.

Please contact us if you are interested in this trek. We can modify our itinerary to suit the specific needs of your party and can offer you flexibility and the resources to tailor make a trip that suits your needs.

Gear hire of unspecified items

Extra accommodation

Tips and gratuities

Alcohol

Additional options:

At Himalayan Sunrise, we can arrange any other excursions you’d like to have such as rafting adventures, a trip to Chitwan, Pokhara, Bandipur etc. please contact us and we can arrange this for you.

Please contact us if you are interested in this trek. We can modify our itinerary to suit the specific needs of your party and can offer you flexibility and the resources to tailor make a trip that suits your needs.