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Langtang Gosainkunda Trek (12 Days)

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is an immaculate blend of adventure with pilgrimage where we get the sublime views of the Himalayas with numerous ethnic acquaintances. The hallmarks of this trek include the scenic rhododendron forests with wildlife abundance, grand waterfalls flowing over massive rocks, soothing hot spring bath, splendid views of the snow covered white giants Langtang Lirung (7200m) and not to forget, the sacred lake of Gosainkunda. Saraswatikunda and Bhairabkunda are the other lakes found in this area.

Embroidered with the amazing views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges, Langtang - Gosainkunda Trek, is full of pristine forest conserved under Langtang National Park which is one of the oldest national parks of Nepal. The park is a sanctuary for the endangered species like Himalayan Thar, Red Panda and Snow Leopard.

The trek reaches to Trishuli Bazaar crisscrossing the bed of Trishuli River and then past Syabrubesi before turning east into the Langtang valley and eventually to a high plateau where sacred lake Gosainkunda is located. Nothing can beat the thrill of Langtang – Gosaikunda Trek when it comes to an adventure with a combination of wilderness experience and religious pilgrimage. This trek can be arranged at different time intervals in accordance to trekkers' need and economy.

Plan Nepal Trek & Expedition (P.) Ltd, one of the best expedition company of Nepal, designs treks according to the travelers' curiosity, time and budget where their safety during their trip is given the top priority with loads of fun and entertainment. Our team comprises of trained and efficient personnels along with the expertise of experienced guides.

Trip Facts

Trip Grade:
Moderate
Max. Elevation:
3870 m.
Trip Duration:
12 days
Trip Mode::
Tea House (Lodge) / Camping
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Day 1:Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi
On the first day, we drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about nine hours. We head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi past Dhunche. While passing along the road on the bank of Trishuli River we catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As we pass through Dhunche we feel as if we are heading towards deeper into the valley. At the end of the day, we stay overnight at lodge.

Day 2:Trek from Syabru Besi (1600m.) to Lama Hotel (2470m.)
On the second day, we trek from Syabru Besi (1600m.) to Lama Hotel (2470m.) which takes about five and half hours. The first part of the trail crosses through the Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. The trail gradually ascends to Bamboo passing through landslide. Afterwards, we trek gently down to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) which lies on the bank of the Langtang Khola. We can have lunch at this place if we like. The last part of our trail is along a level path to Lama Hotel. En-route we may be able to spot some red pandas, monkeys and bears if we are lucky. At the end of the day, we stay overnight at lodge.

Day 3:Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.) via Ghore Tabela takes
On the third day, we trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.) via Ghore Tabela takes about six hours. As we continue climbing there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela [3000m], the trail emerges from the forest. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. There is a monastery, which we can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. At the end of the day, we stay overnight at lodge.

Day 4:Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m.)
On the fourth day, we trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m.) which takes about three hours. The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. We should arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow-covered peaks surrounding us in all directions such as Langtang Lirung, Ganjala peak, Tserko ri, Langsisa ri and many others. At the end of the day, we stay overnight at lodge.

Day 5:Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion in and around the area.
The fifth day is the rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion in and around the area. We can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350m.), directly behind the village, for a breathtaking panorama of the Langtang peaks. At the end of the day, we stay overnight at lodge.

Day 6:Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2470m.)
On sixth day, we trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2470m.) which takes about six hours. From Kyangjin we retrace our route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch, we continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel. At the end of the day, we stay overnight at lodge.

Day 7:Trek from Lama Hotel (2470m.) to Thulo Syabru (2260m.)
On day seven, we trek from Lama Hotel (2470m.) to Thulo Syabru (2260m.) which takes about five hours. The beginning of the trail is a gentle descent to a landslide spot and then goes steeply up to Thulo Syabru. En-route we can see red pandas, monkeys and various species of birds. Thulo Syabru is one of the wonderful villages where we can enjoy amazing land features and magnificent nature with splendid views of Ganesh Himal (7110m.) and the Langtang Himal and its ranges. At the end of the day, we stay overnight at lodge.

Day 8:Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa or Chandan Bari (3250m.)
On day eight, we trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa or Chandan Bari (3250m.) which takes about four and half hours. The trail from Thulo Syabru to Foprang Danda (3200m.) follows a steep path passing through Dursagang (2660m.) and offers wonderful views of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, the Tibetan Mountains and oak, hemlock and fir forests. The path then gently ascends for some distance before following along at a flat level to Sing Gompa. There is a well-managed local cheese factory and a Buddhist Monastery. It also provides panoramic views and exhilarating nature vistas. The cheese manufactured here is considered the best in Nepal. At the end of the day, we stay overnight at lodge.

Day 9:Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4361m.) via Lauribinayak La (3920m.)
The ninth day starts with the trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4361m.) via Lauribinayak La (3920m.) that takes about five and a half hours. The first part of the trail takes us on a gentle ascent up to Lauribinayak. The trail then steeply ascends all the way to Gosaikunda. We follow a rugged trail with dramatic views of Himal Chuli(7893m) Manaslu range (8156mm), Ganesh Himal range(7406m), Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung. On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind. We pass a few huts in the high pasture of Laurebinayak, cross a small ridge and have our first views of the holy lakes. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda. According to legend, Gosainkunda was created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the world. At the end of the day, we stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10:Trek from Gosaikunda to Sing Gompa (3250m.) or Chandan Bari (3250m.)
On day ten, we trek from Gosaikunda to Sing Gompa (3250m.) or Chandan Bari (3250m.) which takes about four and a half hours. The trail descends all the way to Sing Gompa passing Lauribanayak with magnificent mountain views and forests. At the end of the day, we stay overnight at lodge.

Day 11:Trek from Sing Gompa to Dhunche
On day eleven, we trek from Sing Gompa to Dhunche which takes about six hours. The first part of the trail descends through pine, silver oak and rhododendrons forests and wild marijuana plants until we cross the suspension bridge over the Sing Gompa Stream. The path then stretches across a flat level. At the end of the day, we stay overnight at lodge.

Day 12:Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu by bus.
On day twelve, we drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu by bus. It takes about seven hours. It is a pleasant drive back to Kathmandu.

Cost Includes

  • A trekking guide
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
  • All land transportation
  • All meals 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Entry permit for Langtang National Park
  • First Aid kit
  • Necessary insurance for trekking staff
  • Porter/s (1 porter carries the luggage up to 25 kgs of 2 participants)
  • Rescue Assistance
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket if required
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card


Cost Excludes

  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Nature of personal expenses
  • Tips

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