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Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Destination: Nepal Activity: Trekking and Hiking
Duration: 16 days Group Size: Minimum 02
Max Altitude: 4165 Meters Difficulty: Moderate
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Introduction 

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is the most accessible yet a relatively pristine trekking region that encompasses a good portion of the Tibetan plateau North of Kathmandu. The Langtang Gosainkunda trekking trails are predominantly inhabited by the Tamang community and offer a genuine display of cultural prosperity. Explore the region home to Langtang National Park and the magnificent Langtang Lirung (7227m) on the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek.

 This classic journey of Langtang Gosainkunda Trek  begins in Kathmandu. A visit to Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square is a moment of cultural exploration. With glimpses of the heritage of ancient Nepal, the trip heads north to Langtang where tumultuous roads of Trishuli valley mark a start of the wilderness journey. Starting from Sybrubensi, the trek heads along the villages of Lama Hotel, Ghodatabela, and Langtang Village. The trek leads to Kyanjin Gompa where Tibetan-Buddhist Tamang history awaits unraveling. A hint of adventure is added by the hike up Tserko Ri (4984m) offering glimpses of glimpse of Ganesh Himal (7422m), Langtang Lirung (7227m), and Dorje Lakpa (6966m). Descending back on the same route, the trek heads to Thulo Syabru. Descending further, Shin Gompa is the next destination. Next, a holy setting comes in the form of Gosainkunda Lake, one of several lakes in the Langtang region. Devotees of Hindu religion flock the trail to these lakes to rinse off their sins and gain sanctity. A circuitous route via Chisapani and Sundarijal marks the completion of this trek with a ride back to Kathmandu completing the loop. The Langtang Gosainkunda trek adds to a wholesome trekking experience with a chance to unravel some of the endangered species unique to this region. A meeting with the Himalayan black bear, red panda, and snow leopard is on the plate while this trek portrays the beauty of the Himalayas in Langtang range and Gosainkunda range is up for grabs.

With an experience of quenching the thirst of the most avid travelers, Ace Vision Treks is proud to announce the Langtang Gosainkunda trek. A custom designed trail along the Langtang region in Nepal, we invite all trekking enthusiasts to come to explore the Himalayan region in the form of Langtang Gosainkunda Trek.

  • 1

    Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m) Welcome Dinner

    Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Received in a somber style, the transfer to the trip hotel will be a grand one in a private vehicle accompanied by our company representative. He will assist you in check in and update you on the time for a scheduled Welcome dinner. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

  • 2

    Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

    A treat of breakfast is followed by the start of an exciting day of exploration with a trip to Pashupatinath. The tour of this Hindu Shrine revered by Hindu devotees veers further to Boudhanath Stupa which is a Tibetan Buddhist shrine and renowned as the largest spherical dome in the country. A trip to Kathmandu Durbar Square in the afternoon will blow you away with the traditional Newari architecture on show. Buy essentials and prepare for the trek starting tomorrow. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

  • 3

    Drive from Kathmandu to Sybrubensi (1503 m), 7 to 8 Hours driving

    We take to the road and begin our road trip along the Prithvi Highway to Trishuli Bazaar and divert onto a road to Sybrubensi. The stretch of road past a Hydropower project in Trishuli is Pasang Lhamu highway which runs high above a ravine. The Trishuli river gurgles below and as we descend down a serpentine road, and cross this river to arrive at Sybrubensi. Overnight stay at Sybrubensi.

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    Sybrubensi to Lama Hotel (2410m), 5 to 6 Hours

    Starting along the main road of Sybrubensi, we begin the day's hike to Lama Hotel. The road gradually ascends to a landslide area. With a good chance of spotting wildlife like wild boar, species of monkeys, red panda, and the Himalayan black bear, the trail ascends through Bamboo to Rimche. We cross over Langtang Khola and pass by a forest to reach Lama Hotel. Overnight stay at the Lama Hotel.

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    Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley (3330m), 5 to 6 hours

    Climbing steadily, the trail takes up a steep path leading up to a wooden bridge. It is here we get a glimpse of the Langtang Lirung (7227m). Crossing over the bridge we arrive at Ghodatabela and further traverse a vast valley used by cattle herders for their livestock. Then onto a stream, we cross it before arriving in Langtang village. Overnight stay at Langtang village.

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    Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3830m), 5 to 6 hours

    Starting with a climb, we pass by small settlements along the trail and traverse meadows used by yak herders to graze their livestock. We then take on a stretch of trail accompanied by Mani walls, longest in Nepal, with inscriptions on them. Crossing over a few rickety bridges the valley opens up further before we reach Kyanjin Gompa. Overnight stay at Kyanjin Gompa.

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    Rest day at Kyanjin |Explore Kyanjin Gompa | Hike to Tserko Ri (4984m)

    Having gained significant altitude, this is a spare day for us to explore the famous Kyanjin Gompa. We start early as a trip to the Tserko Ri (4984m) will keep us busy until late afternoon. Visit the monastery and offer your prayers. Atop Tserko Ri will be one of the greatest sights one can behold with the Amazing Langtang Lirung (7227m) showing up in full glory. Hike down and call it a night in Kyanjin Gompa.

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    Trek from Kyanjin to Lama Hotel (2410m), 7 to 8 Hours

    Post breakfast, we conclude our visit to this famous Gompa in the Langtang region and make our way back to Lama Hotel. Taking on the same trail, we cross the Langtang Khola and the village of Langtang. The Mani wall reappears with parting views of the Langtang Lirung (7227m) among other peaks, bound to be overwhelming. Overnight stay at the Lama Hotel.

  • 9

    Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2210m), 6 to 7 hours

    The trail descends ever so slightly as we set out of Lama Hotel along the same trail earlier in the trip. The trail takes past bamboo forest onto that of Oak and other woods of this region. With a chance of an encounter with native wildlife, we diverge from the initial trail to Sybrubensi. We take a steep trail to Thulo Syabru downstream along Langtang Khola. Overnight stay at Thulo Syabru.

  • 10

    Thulo Syabru to Chandanbari, 6 to 7 hours

    The trek today takes on a steady climb to Chandanbari. This village is famous for its cheese factory and the famous Shin Gompa. Starting the climb, we aim for Foprang Danda and head further up the slopes we cross Dursagang with great views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges appearing ever clear. Visit the cheese factory and the Gompa itself to be blessed by monks. Overnight stay at Chandanbari.

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    Chandanbari to Gosainkunda (4165m), 5 to 6 hours

    Today's trek takes on the high pass of Lauribinayak (3920m) today as you set out for the holy lake of Gosainkunda. This lake sacred to Hindus and Buddhists is flocked by devotees during August. Begin the day with a hike to Cholangpati that takes us past meager settlements onto pastures up the Lauribinayak pass (4610m). Gosainkunda has a congregation of about 10 lakes with the main lake accompanied by Bhairav and Saraswati Kunda among others. Overnight stay at Gosainkunda.

  • 12

    Trek from Gosainkunda to Ghopte

    We wrap it up at the higher elevation and begin our descent east of Gosainkunda. A long day this, first we climb up the Lauribinayak Pass (4610m) for the magnificent view of the lakes and surrounding peaks including the famed Annapurna range. The trail along rocky terrain challenges us as we take on glacial moraines as we begin a challenging descent to Ghopte. Overnight stay at Ghopte.

  • 13

    Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang

    A relatively flat and straight forward trail takes us through the beautiful Langtang National Park. First up, the trail takes us on a trail past coniferous forest to Thadepati. The trail descends past a mix of alpine and sub-tropical vegetation. We pass by the somber village of Mangengoth. We will head further down the trail to Kutumsang. Overnight stay at Kutumsang.

  • 14

    Trek to Chisapani

    On this penultimate day of the trek, the trail takes us on a cultural exploration of Tamang villages as we head for Chisapani. We start the descent through thickets of oak and pine trees before arriving at Tipling. Crossing over pocket settlements and terraced fields, we pass by Pati Bhanjyang. The trail takes us on an ascent for a couple of hours to Chisapani. Overnight stay at Chisapani.

  • 15

    Trek to Sundarijal and drive back to Kathmandu

    From Chisapani, the trail ascends for a couple of hours and then descents on a trail through lush green hills to Sundarijal, which is a famed tourist attraction near Kathmandu. From Sundarijal, drive back to Kathmandu in a private vehicle. You’ll be dropped off at the Hotel. Check back in and relax. In the evening, take time to shop for souvenirs and mementos for your loved ones. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

  • 16

    Departure to Airport

    Concluding this 16 day Langtang Gosainkunda trek, you will pack up and leave for the airport accompanied by our representative. At the airport, exactly 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight, bid farewell before you board the flight for onwards journey.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • All ground transfer as per itinerary
  • 3 Night Accomodation in kathmandu with Breakfast at Three star (3***) hotel
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with professional english speaking guide & Private vehicle
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
  • Lodge or teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Langtang National Park Entry Permits 
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) fee
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide
  • Porters to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff food, accommodation, salary & insurance
  • Welcome or farewell dinner
  • All governmental procedure

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Your travel insurance (compulsary) 
  • Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for 60 days visa from date of issue.
  • You will require 2 passport size photos
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drink, cold drink, laundry
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking Equipments
  • Tips for trekking crews
  • Sightsseeing and Monuments fees
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price includes sections
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