Langtang Goshaikunda Trek
Langtang Goshaikunda trek at present is the third popular trekking area in Nepal after Annapurna and Everest region. This fabulous trek, a perfect combination of moderate and vigorous walk leading to the high alpine valley with the backdrop of high snow capped peaks, in the spring this place is alive with wild flowers. Become a pilgrim, and head to the shimmering lakes at Gosainkund. There you will find peace and serenity alongside the Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims. It is no wonder this area is sacred, affording views extending all the way to the Annapurnas. Cross Laurabina Pass, (4,615 m), adjoining the Gosainkund and Helambu regions. At this higher altitude, the terrain will transform to arid alpine above tree line and the villages will become sparser. Descend on steep mountain trails high above the valley. Culturally, Helambu is one of the most culturally wealthy regions in Nepal. Prominent to this region north of Kathmandu, are peoples of Tibetan origin.
Langtang Goshaikunda trek is situated directly north of Kathmandu in the Central Himalayan Region. This area was declared a National Park in 1976 and remains the second largest Park in Nepal, covering 1710 sq. km, mountainous terrain south of Nepal-Tibet (China) border. Langtang at present is the third popular trekking area in Nepal after Annapurna and Everest region.
At Goshaikunda Holi Lake Mountain Guide
Trip FactGrade: Easy & Moderate
Duration: 14 days
Size of Group: 01+
Maximum Hight: 4610 m.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu
On your arrival at Kathmandu Airport you will be met by our representative who will take you to the hotel for the night. O/N at Kathmandu. Hotel, B.B.
Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour
After having breakfast you take a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You will visit many Buddhist and Hindu temples which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. In the afternoon you will be taken back to your Hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (1462m)
You are driven to Sybru Bensi from Kathmandu (8 hours drive). O/N in Sybru Bensi.
Day 04: Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2470m)
After crossing the suspension bridge the trek proceeds through the trees where langur monkey's frolic and takes you to Doman (1680m). The trail then makes a steep climb over a rocky ridge to Paira Lodge (1810m) and further the route climbs gently to Bamboo Lodge (1960m). Climbing steeply the trail will get to Rimche (2400m) and then to Lama Hotel. O/N in Lama Hotel.
Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m)
From Lama Hotel the trail climbs through a forest of hemlock, oaks, maples and rhododendron observing glimpses of Langtang Lirung, reaches to Gumanchok (2800m) and then climbs to Ghora Tabela (2970m) after which it descends to Thangshyap (3140m). The trail further climbs to Langtang, which is the head quarter for Langtang National Park. O/N in Langtang Valley.
Day 06: Langtang Valley to Kyanjing Gompa (3870m)
From Langtang Valley the trail climbs gradually to Sindum and to Yamphu (3640m). Crossing the Laja Khola then climbs a moraine to a viewpoint where you can see Kyanjin Gompa and the dramatic icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung and Kinshung. Then the trail descends to Kyanjin Gompa. O/N in Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel
Back to Lama Hotel. O/N at Lama Hotel.
Day 08: Lama Hotel to Sybru Village (2260m)
From Lama Hotel the trail descends through Rimche to Bamboo Lodge and reaches Paira Lodge. The route then climbs steeply through the forest, crossing the river, climbing to Syabru Village. O/N at Syabru Village.
Day 09: Sybru Village to Sing Gompa (3330m)
Passing Schools and gompas the trail climb up the steephill and to Dursagang (2660m). The trail further proceeds through the forest of hemlock and oak to the top of ridge at Foprang Danda (3190). Climbing and passing the government agriculture office you will reach to Sing Gompa which is the main attraction of Chandan Bari. O/N at Sing Gompa.
Day 10: Sing Gompa to Lauirbina Yak (3920m)
From Sing Gompa the trail climbs gradually up to Chalang pati (3650m). From Chalang pati, you views of Langtang Lirung, the Mountains edging Tibet and the majestic forest full of rhododendron and pine. The trail ascends to Laurebina Yak. O/N in Laurebina Yak.
Day 11: Laurebina Yak to Gosaikunda (4460m)
The route ascends up to a small temple with a statue of Sakyamuni and further climbing you can see good views of Saraswati kunda. After trekking some while you have excellent views of Bhairav Kunda and climbing gently you will reach to Gosaikund. O/n in Gosaikunda.
Day 12: Gosaikund to Gopte (3440m)
The trail leads to the northern side of Gosaikunda Lake, crosses a moraine, passing three more small lakes; you will reach Laurebina La (4610m). The trail descends to a National Park Post at Bhera Goth (4240m) and to Phedi (3740m). From Phedi the route drops and climbs through scrub bamboo to Dupichaur (3630m) and descends finally to Ghopte. O/N at Gopte.
Day 13: Gopte to Tharepati (3640m)
Descending from Ghopte the trail makes several ups and down across moraines, then makes a final ascent to Tharepati observing the fine scenery along the path. O/N at Tharepati.
Day 14: Tharepati to Gul Bhanjyang (2140m)
From Tharepati the trail precedes passing through forests, to Magen Goth (3420m) and to Panghu. The trail descends through fir and rhododendron forest observing the view of beautiful and glittering peaks on its way to Khutumsang (2450m). Finally the trail descends to the delightful hill village of Gul Bhanjyang. O/N at Gul Bhanjyang.
Day 15: Gul Bhanjyang to Chisopani (2134m)
The trek continues along the forested ridge climbing to Thodang Betini (2260m) and to Chipling (2170m). Making a very steep descent the trail heads to Pati Bhanjyang (1860m), a Brahman and Chhetri village. Then the trail proceeds to Chisopani where you can see the mountain views and the sunrise on the Himalaya. O/N at Chisopani.
Day 16: Chisopani to Sundari jal (1300m)
From Chisopani the route goes forward through the forest of oak and rhododendron, and brings you to Borlang Bhanjyang (2440m). After a while you will get to the Army check post where your Shivapuri entrance permit is checked, then to Mulkharka (1800m) from where you will have a spectacular view of Kathmandu valley. Descending through the forest you will reach to Sundarijal where there is a large water project. O/N at Sundarijal.