Langtang Valley Gosainkund Pass Trekking

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  • Total Duration:16 days
  • Best Time:March to May and Sept to Dec
  • Max Elevation:4,609 m / 15,100 ft
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate-adventurous
All inclusive price $1099.00PP $1140.00
' scenic and cultural country walks around beautiful Langtang valley and to the sacred pond of Gosainkund'

Highlights

  • Grand panorama of Langtang- Ganesh Himal with Jugal Himal as far to Manaslu range of peaks
  • The exceptional scenery of dramatic landscapes of beautiful terrain with rolling green hills and mountains
  • Explore traditional villages of Buddhism religion and interesting culture of ancient traditional custom
  • Trekking into scenic Langtang valley at Kyanjin Gompa surrounded by high snow-capped peaks
  • Country of rare and elusive Red Panda and other wild animals with exotic bird life
  • Walk from North West to East on high and scenic ridges of Langtang range with sacred Gosainkund

Trip Facts

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate-adventurous
  • Max Elevation:4,609 m / 15,100 ft
  • Total Duration:16 days
  • Best Time:March to May and Sept to Dec
  • Activities:Trekking, historical and cultural excursion
  • Trekking Duration:13 16 Days
  • Trip Start from :Kathmandu
  • Trip End at :Kathmandu
  • Accommodation:Full board in Trekking & Breakfast basis in City
  • Meals:Breakfast Basis In City And Full Board During The Trek
  • Trek style:Hotel/Lodge
  • Average walking:5-6 hrs walk

Langtang Valley Gosainkund Pass Trekking, a great combination where the adventure leads you on both sides of scenic Langtang Himal walking on high ridges and hills from North West to further south-east to reach back at Kathmandu valley rim.

A fabulous journey to Langtang Valley Gosainkund Trekking leads you into a beautiful country with constant views of snow-capped mountains in the harmony of local Tamang cultures and traditional life interwoven with Buddhism religion, which you can witness on this scenic walks.

Langtang & Holy Gosainkund Trekking, located north of Kathmandu valley and the closest Himalayan destination for all types of adventure from moderate-adventurous to challenging walks within cultural villages of great interest.

The area situated within Langtang National Park, the first park ever established in Nepal Himalaya region way back in 1970’s which covers pristine woodland and wild animals with exotic bird life includes habitats for rare and nearly extinct Red Panda.

Starting with interesting drive heading towards north to reach our trekking point at Rasuwa district around Langtang Himal, walking through the clouded forest and into the gorge to reach a wide open Langtang valley at Kyanjin Gompa surrounded within high snow-capped peaks of Langtang and Jugal Himal.

After a fabulous time on beautiful Langtang valley, our next adventure leads to holy Gosainkund, a glacial pond regarded as sacred by Hindu religion where once a year in the month of August grand religious fair takes place.

From Gosainkund with pleasant time leads over a high pass of Gosainkund or East Laurbina-La pass to reach the other east side of Langtang Himal region, as walk leads past nice and lovely villages with grand panorama and stunning sunrise views at Chisapani. Slowly walks leads to the northeast rim of Kathmandu valley where our marvelous Langtang Valley Gosainkund Pass Trekking trekking concludes with a drive back to Kathmandu.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350 m / 4,430 ft and transfer to Hotel.

On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff and guide with the warm welcome greeting and then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city.

After checking into your rooms and getting refreshed join the groups of Langtang & Holy Gosainkund Trekking at meeting hall for briefing, where our guide offers useful important information regarding trek and your stay in Nepal with us.

The evening includes welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program of Nepal while having your dinner.

Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu with half day sightseeing tour at places of interest.

Morning as per the time is given on briefing, depart for the tour around Kathmandu at places of interest, as Kathmandu valley is steeped with historical and religious monuments temples and monasteries full of World Heritage Sites.

After an interesting tour afternoon free to relax and prepare for Langtang & Holy Gosainkund Trekking next early morning overland drive to Rasuwa area.

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,470 m via Trisuli and Dhunche town 1,950 - 06 hrs.

Starting our wonderful adventure with morning overland journey towards Langtang Himal area, as drive leads past Kathmandu valley rim heading north west to reach at Dhunche, the headquarter town of Rasuwa district within Langtang Himal, the home Tamang people the hill tribe of Central Himalaya.

From drive leads downhill on zig-zag winding road to reach at Syabrubesi for first overnight stop within Langtang area.

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,350 m - 06 hrs.

The morning begins our first-day trek of this wonderful trip heading towards a bridge and then on uphill through spread-out farm villages and nice tended terraced fields entering into the cool shade of forest with tall rhododendron-magnolia-oaks and pines trees with some bamboo thickets.

Slowly walks lead past treelines reaching an open area at Lama Hotel, a place with several basic lodges and Tea-House for trekkers surrounded within the woodland.

Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 3, 307m - 05 hrs.

After a pleasant overnight with the sound of river, morning walk leads into a river gorge covered with lovely dense forest, as our route leads to a clearing at Ghoretabela a nice spot with few lodge, here for possible lunch stop.

Enjoying with refreshing break, then walking back into tree lines as our trek leads higher ground to reach Langtang village at the end of a gorge, a nice Tamang village (which was destroyed during the earthquake of 2015 but slowly coming back to normal life), here with time to wander around this nice traditional village of great interest.

Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3,749 m - 04 hours.

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.

Day 07: Rest day for acclimatization and for hike around.

A leisure day, visit Kyanjin small Cheese factory optional climb to Tsego-Ri or Kyngin Ri at above 4,700 m / 15,420ft which will add more heights of the adventure offers 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).

Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 350 m - 06 hrs.

After a wonderful time at Kyanjin, retrace the journey back on same route to Lama-Hotel a small settlement in the midst of the forest at the bank of upper Trisuli River.

Day 09: Trek to Upper (Thulo) Syabru 2,118 -05 hours.

From here on our route leads to next destination as walk follows on same trail for an hour, after a bridge into cool shade of bamboo forest, and then climb uphill past landslide sections of rocks and boulders and into farm terraces to reach at Upper Syabru also called as Thulo Syabru which means bigger / larger, a village with row of houses situated on a high ridge with an old monastery.

Day 10: Trek to Sing Gompa (Chandanbari) 3,254 m - 05 hrs.

Morning walk leads to a climb above the monastery to reach higher ground facing views of Ganesh-Himal, Manaslu, Langtang and Annapurna range as far towards west horizon, after few refreshing stops, 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.

Day 11: Trek to Gosainkund 4,381 m - 05 hrs.

Our adventure continues overlooking views of snow-clad peaks from Langtang to Ganesh-Himal range and as far towards North West with Manaslu and Annapurna range, as our trek leads on gradual up for an hour entering oaks, pines and rhododendron forest, after brief stops with grand views.

The journey continues with the steep climb on 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 visit 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 leave their walking stick here so the name Laurabina.

From here short descend and up reaching across Saraswati and Bhairab 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.

Sacred pond of Gosainkund a pilgrimage site, where great festival observed every year at Janai Purnima (Full Moon) in the month of August, exact dates as per Hindu Lunar calendar where hundreds of Hindu and Buddhists pilgrims throng the sacred lake for a holy bath.

According to popular belief, the huge rock at the center of the lake is the remains of a Shiva temple.

Day 12: Trek to Ghopte Odar 3,566m via Gosainkund pass or Laurabina-La 4,609 m.

From Gosainkund a pleasant walk on the small path along a 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, along descending 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 the overnight stop.

Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang 2,445m via - 06 hrs.

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 descent to Mangeghot, a nice place with grassy field, with an Nepal Army Barrack from here walking back into farm fields and to Kutumsang for overnight stop, this village with Sherpa, Hyalmo and Tamang hill tribes.

Day 14: Trek to Chisapani 2,195m via Gul Bhanjyang 2,125m - 07 hrs.

Today a long day walk to Chisapani, morning journey on the winding path with few ups and downhill walks passing many rural farm areas and villages to reach Gul-Bhanjyang located on a ridge top.

After a refreshing break continues to walk on nice and pleasant trail past farm villages to reach at a nice Pati Bhanjayang village, from this village with the short climb to our last overnight stop at Chisapani, a nice and scenic small village close to the northern hill of Kathmandu Valley rim.

A scenic spot with stunning sunrise views over the range of peaks Jugal Himal towards northeast and Ganesh Himal-Manaslu and Annapurna range towards west.

Day 15: Trek to Sundarijal 1,380m, drive to Kathmandu (4 hrs walks and hour drive).

Last day of this wonderful adventure as morning walk leads into lovely forest and farmlands after few hours of pleasant walk up to ridge top of Burlang and Chepu Bhanjyang at 2,438 m, overlooking views of Kathmandu Valley, from here downhill to Sundarijal (means beautiful water) a lovely spot with cool shade of forest and fresh streams.

Sundarijal, a small farm town from here drive back to Kathmandu after a great moment on Langtang Valley & Holy Gosainkund Trekking, as drive leads past Bouddhanath areas into bustling city road and then back to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Afternoon free at leisure for shopping souvenirs, evening farewell group dinner in nice Nepalese restaurants with Nepalese culture programs

Day 16: Final International departure from Nepal.

Your last day in amazing Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time back home or to respective connecting destinations.

Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing memory and great time on Langtang & Holy Gosainkund Trekking.

Cost Includes

  1. Transportation to Kathmandu domestic airport from the hotel and back.
  2.  Overland journey on the private vehicle before and after the trek.
  3. Hotel on twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu on B/ B basis on tourist standard or 2-3 stars class hotels.
  4. Applicable TIMS (trekking Information management system) permits and Langtang National Park.
  5. Service of guides and porters on trekking with daily wages-medical insurance, meals and other allowance.
  6.  Comprehensive medical kits and First Aid Kit (for precaution against accidents and sudden  illness.
  7.  On trek includes twin sharing accommodation in local lodges with B-L-D.
  8. Welcome or Farewell dinner before or after the treks.

Cost Excludes

  1. Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel and medical insurance.
  2. Expenses of personal nature, gratitude (tips) hard / shard/softer major drinks throughout your stay in Kathmandu.
  3. Personal gear for trekking (down jackets and personal belongings) and medical kit.
  4. Emergency evacuation and breaking away from the proposed duration trek where the refund will not be entertained, however, an office will issue a letter to claim from your valid insurance.
  5. For extra the single room in Kathmandu Hotels or on trekking at extra cost on single supplement.

Climate

Normally days are clear above 2,500 m above and as well depending upon season around Himalaya region, sometimes the weather can be unpredictable on mountainous region.

April to May is main trekking and visiting months around Langtang and other Himalayan destinations, where morning and midday are clear with sunshine afternoon can be clouded blocking the views of peaks sometimes.

September to November are high season visiting Nepal Himalayan destination with Langtang Himal areas when a day is mostly with clear blue sky and views of mountains.

November to January, however, chances of snow above 2,800 m higher areas however day will be fine with some sunshine and cold in the morn and late afternoon time and in shades.

July to mid-September clouded with monsoon rains (wet months) but very green with many moistures.

The best time will be from March to May when wildflowers are in full bloom around 2,000 m to 3,000 m high and the tree lines and vegetation declines for rough arctic terrain, the temperature will be 15 to 20 degree Celsius during the day with sunlight, morning and evening can be much cooler with minimum of -0 to 05 degree Celsius not counting the wind chill factors.

Above 3,000m high day will be clear with strong sunlight and UV (due to less oxygen and atmospheric pressure), where strong sunscreens and creams required to protect your skins and as well using good sun/snow glass to avoid strong and bright reflection of snow and sunlight.

Mid-September to December will be the clearest weather but with short days minimum of -05 to -10 degree Celsius in the morning and night time with the maximum of 15-20 degree during the day in full sunlight, also depends upon the altitude and areas of trekking.

December to March will be the coldest months with chances of snows with the minimum of -10 to -15 degree Celsius with maximum 15-18 degree Celsius without wind chill factor, however, most of the daytime will be clear with a fine blue sky.

Equipment

Comfortable boots/shoes preferred (in case of snow on the ground)
Trousers water / wind-proof are ideal along with sleeved cotton/woolen shirts and sun hat / warm headgear (on cold areas).

FiberE PILE JACKETS:
LIGHT COTTON TROUSERS:
BREECHES /TRACKSUIT BOTTOMS /ULTRA FLEECE TROUSERS:
DUVET / DOWN JACKETS:
(Down feathers or synthetic (required  in autumn/winter and early spring time)
WOOL BALACLAVA, WOOL MITTS:
(required  in autumn/winter and early spring time)
WATERPROOFS:
Jacket and trousers
SUN HATS & WOOLEN TOPS:
SCARF OR MUFFLERS:
Protection from strong sun and dust
SUNGLASSES / GOGGLES:
Essential to get a pair which cuts out 100% UV rays
SUNSCREEN CREAM :
High protection factor [20 or higher] or high altitude glacier cream due to thin air the U/V is stronger in the sun.
LIP SLAVE/ LABISAN:
Protection for the lips with a sunscreen
WATER BOTTLE:
1-liter metal to keep warm while at night time and for drinking purpose (try to avoid plastic bottled water) for eco-friendliness and Responsible Tourism.

TOILET ITEMS:
As per your daily needs and requirements

HEAD TORCHES:
For night times and visiting monasteries, sometimes it leads to dark rooms and corridors away from sunlight.

NOTEBOOK / DIARY / PENS:
To record and Jot down your exciting day activities on treks flights.

DOWN JACKETS
(which can be hired/purchase in Kathmandu at the reasonable cost, if it is too much to carry from home.

OPTIONAL

CAMERA GEAR
WALKING STICKS / POLES:
Useful in snow and ice areas on small stops and walks.

Important Notes

The mass flow of wide world travelers in Nepal is mainly for trekking of moderate walks to adventurous or challenging activities, most important is picking the right trip holiday with us with your limited time and duration in Nepal.

In all high altitude trekking and other Himalayan destinations, clients should be in sound health and physically fit to enjoy its wonderful surrounding of mountains and local culture.

On booking with us before your departure from the home country, where all clients should be obtained Travel and Medical Insurance (in the case for accidents and emergency evacuation by all means of transport available for quick relief to nearest hospitals).

It will be the pleasure if you can send us past and present medical history with certain diets, and then we can arrange to fit your request well in advance.

Most Common FAQs

01: What is Trekking?
Trekking a country walks where in Himalayan leads you to much ups and downs with some gradual sections, walk leads you from minimum 4 to 6 hours maximum on trekking as per itineraries and the trip chosen. Trekking at present getting much popular in Nepal where people with short duration of holiday or for the long vacation, our trekking destination can fit all types of travelers from a week to 2 weeks duration or more.
02: Where and How to book for the trek?
First enjoy reading our trip text of your interest, then if you are keen and interested book with Trekking Planner Treks & Expeditions on following E-Mails and Address at least month ahead if you are booking from overseas home Europe-USA or other further East of Asia including Australia-NZ –Japan-Korea-China so on….. For ex Kathmandu can book with us minimum few days ahead so that we can arrange as per the group size.
03: How high does trek leads to?
Langtang Himal panorama a moderate treks where altitude gains slowly as you get acclimatize on daily walks the highest point of the trek will be at the main destination in Kyanjin with an elevation above 3,749 m high.
04: How cold will be on the treks?
Depending upon the areas and season of the treks, April to May warmer during day time with cold wind factor morning and late afternoon period, where temperature drops down on shades, but on air with right pressure will be warm of normal room temperatures. However, we will suggest you proper gear ahead before your treks with necessary warm gears to take and wear.
05: On this trek what chances of High Altitude Sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness)?
This is one of the moderate and safest walk chances of AMS is minimum, as walk leads from one place to another gaining 300 m to 400 m each day, will truly gives you enough time to get acclimatized before reaching the highest spot of above 3,700 m high.
06: What types of meals provided on the trek?
As this trek leads you around Langtang region, which is 3 popular visiting areas after Annapurna and Everest region, where most of the Tea- House and Lodges are well established to cater the needs of all wide-world travelers, depending upon each night stops and for lunch where meals will be hot with Continental-Chinese and Nepalese foods including Tibetan and Indian cuisines as well.
07: How are the communications on route trekking?
Not a big problem as most of the lodges and hotels on treks do have ISTD / STD as well satellite and cell phones for long distance calls, cell phone with local SIM do works in most high areas, except when you are in gorge areas in between hills and mountains does not work sometimes. But it won't be a big problem, as communication by cell phone is highly used among trekkers and by locals, just a matter of some days it work on high hills and open wide areas.
08: Who will accompany on the treks?
Our expert native guide of the areas of trekking route will lead and guide the groups, and porters to carry your bigger bags that you won't be using during days walks.
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“Everest Base Camp Trek & Jungle Safari in Chitwan” We researched many companies to book our EBC trek and after exchanged e-mails with Dipak he helped plan our EBC trek, tour in Kathmandu and Jungle Safari in Chitwan in a professional, helpful and organized manner. On arrival in Kathmandu, we were greeted at the airport with a friendly, warm welcome from Dipak and he helped settle us in at our hotel and took us out for a traditional Nepalese meal as well as organizing a day tour with guide of Kathmandu. Dipak's organization of our EBC trek was wonderful and the guide he supplied on the trek was informative, friendly and very organized in looking after us, making sure we had enough food, tea, and a decent bed for the night after a long day walking. The trek was beautiful and we had an amazing experience. We went back to Kathmandu after the trek was finished and Dipak greeted us and hear about our adventure and keep us informed about our next part of the trip - Jungle Safari in Chitwan. We stayed in Chitwan National Park for 4 nights 3 days and stayed at a lovely lodge by the river just outside the town. We went on Elephant safari, Jungle walks, bird watching, canoeing, traditional evening performance and much needed relaxing after our EBC trek. We had lovely accommodation and by the river and very helpful staff who looked after our every need. It was our first visit to Nepal and Dipak made our trip hassle free, organized and all with a warm welcome which meant we could enjoy our trek to the fullest. I would recommend Dipak and Trekking Planner services and I myself would love to return to complete some Annapurna trekking in the future and will be using Trekking Planner Nepal to do so. Many thanks for such a brilliant holiday of a lifetime! Lauren Connors Visited November 2014
We had a good trip in Nepal last year on part of the Annapurna circuit, the Jomsom trek, with Dipak as our guide. His experience and knowledge of the area are second to none and when we return to Nepal we will certainly be contacting him again. We received a first-class, personal service and, remarks from other visitors we met in various tea houses who had booked with other trekking companies, were that our package was superior to theirs. For a reliable service and interesting trek, we strongly recommend this guide and his team.
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There are no words that can adequately describe the experience we had on the Everest View Trek (Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, the Dudh Kosi River and all the places in between). The word "Awesome" falls considerably short in describing our experience. My wife and I were recently married and from our first date, we both had always wanted to trek in the Himalayas. Deepak was the catalyst that made our Trek one of the tremendous experiences of our lives. He was knowledgeable about the mountains and the cultures. He is also a very enjoyable person to be with. And that in and of itself is extremely important if you plan any type of extended Trek. My wife and I were lucky we had the chance to have Deeps as our guide. We still keep in contact with Deeps and have recommended him to friends. Our hope is to someday get back to Nepal, and when we do, there is only one person I would want for our guide.
Mike and Molly ,USA

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