Langtang & Gosaikunda Trek


Name
Langtang & Gosaikunda Trek
Code
LS
Duration
17 days
Difficulty
Moderate
Highest Altitude
3790 m
Lowest Altitude
1356 m

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Day 1

Arrival Kathmandu

Day 2

 In Kathmandu-half day tour of Kathmandu City.

Day 3

Drive from Kathmandu to Shyabru Beshi

Day 4

Trek from Shyabru to Lama Hotel (3440m) 

Day 5

Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang (3307m) 

Day 6

Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3849m) 

Day 7

Explore Kyanjin village and Gompa (3849m) 

Day 8

Trek from Kyanjin to Ghora Tabela (3020m)

Day 9

Trek from Ghora Tabela to Syabru (2285m)

Day 10

Trek from Syabru to Sing Gompa (3254m)

Day 11

Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda (4336m)

Day 12

Trek from Gosainkunda to Laurebina Pass (4640m)

Day 13

Trek from Laurebina to Ghopte (3430m)

Day 14

Trek from Ghopte to Chisapani (2165m)

Day 15

Trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal (1460m) and drive to Kathmandu

Day 16

In Kathmandu-full day tour of Kathmandu City.

Day 17

Depart Kathmandu

Day 1 - Arrival Kathmandu

Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), our representative will meet and welcome the guest. Please note that guest(s) should look the signage with their name once they come out of Arrival Terminal Hall. 

Guest will be transferred to the hotel. our representative will escort the guest up to hotel and will help in check in process at the hotel.

Welcome drinks and key distribution 

Overnight at the hotel. No meals included

 

Day 2 - In Kathmandu-half day tour of Kathmandu City.

  • Breakfast at the Three Star Hotel
  • Full day visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites  
  • Overnight at the hotel 

After breakfast there will be a trek briefing by our represantative let you know the programme for the next few days. Making sure everyone is properly equipped for the trek and to give you an idea of what to expect on a day to day basis.

Walking tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square through the old city market (Ason)

Kathmandu Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Walking of Kathmandu Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. Here, the kings of Nepal are crowned and solemnized.  Interesting things for visitors to see are Taleju temple, gigantic figure of Kalbhairav (the god of destruction), Basantapur Durbar, and Temple of Kumari (living goddess)

Free time for lunch

Afternoon transfer to Patan

Visit Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square situated in the center of Patan city, also known as Lalitpur. Patan Square and its surroundings is good specimen of ancient Newari architecture. There are three main courtyards in the palace: Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Keshav Narayan Chowk. Mul Chowk, the oldest one, is at the centre of Patan square. Several multi-sized and multi-styled temples occupy the western part of the complex. Main among these is Krishna Temple, Bhimsen Temple and the Golden Temple of Hiranya Varna. Krishna Mandir, which is devoted to Lord Krishna, is one of the best examples of stone architecture in Nepal. Scenes from Mahabharata and Ramayana (holy Hindu epics) are carved on the walls of the Krishna Mandir.

Meals Included: Breakfast  

 

Day 3 - Drive from Katmandu to Shyabru Beshi

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive from Kathmandu to Shaybru Beshi
  • Lunch on the way to Shyabru
  • Overnight at hotel in local lodges

Drive from Katmandu to Shyabru - approx 9 hrs drive

Leaving the Kathmandu valley we drive northwards to Trisuli Bazaar, and then join the military road which winds above the river valleys, eventually dropping to cross the Trisuli River. Passing the village of Dhunche, which lies just inside the boundary of the Langtang National Park, we reach Syabrubensi, a Sherpa village at 1,462m. We spend the night here.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Day 4 - Trek from Shyabru to Lama Hotel (3440m)

  • Breakfast at local lodges
  • Trek to Lama Hotel   
  • Lunch on the way at teahouse
  • Overnight at the local lodge

Trek from Shyabru to Lama Hotel (3440m) - 6hrs.

We begin our trek by following the Langtang Khola, a river we willl see much of over the next few days. At first the trail undulates steadily through forests of oak and rhododendron. After passing the Langtang Khola bridge we climb steeply up a winding path finally arriving at Lama Hotel, not far from the rushing waters of the Langtang Khola. We stay here tonight. 

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Day 5 - Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang (3307m)

  • Breakfast at local lodge
  • Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village   
  • Lunch on the way at teahouse
  • Overnight at the local lodge

Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang (3307m) – approx 5 hrs walk

Ascending through the forest,we will have glimpses of Langtang Lirung through the trees, before arriving at Ghora Tabela (3,048m). There was once a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now the only residents are the soldiers of the Nepalese army post. The trail continues to climb up the widening valley, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock here in the summer months. In spring the forests are ablaze with rhododendrons. Shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang (3,307m), headquarters of the Langtang National Park there is a monastery, which we might be able to visit.  In Langtang the houses here are Tibetan style and are surrounded by fields of wheat, buckwheat and potatoes. Above the village yaks and other cattle graze..

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Day 6 - Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3849m)

  • Breakfast at local lodge
  • Trek to Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa   
  • Lunch on the way at teahouse
  • Overnight at the local lodge

Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3849m) – Approx 6 hrs walk

As we continue our climb beyond the village, the valley opens out to reveal spectacular mountain views.To our left the impressive Langtang Lirung towers directly above us and ahead is the great snow-covered bulk of Ganchempo. At 3,849m we come to the monastery of Kyanjin, well above the Langtang River. In the afternoon we can either head up a side valley to the foot of the Langtang and Kyimoshung glaciers, or climb onto some of the surrounding ridges for close up views of Langtang Lirung and the beautiful so called Fluted Peak.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 7 - Explore Kyanjin village and Gompa

  • Breakfast at local lodge
  • Explore Kyanjin village and Gompa.
  • Overnight at the local lodge

Explore Kyanjin village and Gompa -Approx 5 hrs walk

We spend a day at Kyanjin Gompa with a chance to explore the area. There are various optional day walks around here. The most popular walk is up to Kyanjin Ri (4,350m) and Kyimoshung Ri (4,620m). These two viewpoints above Kyanjin gompa offer some of the most stunning mountain views in Nepal. An impressive array of peaks surrounds us - Langtang Lirung and Kyimoshung whose huge glaciers tumble to the valley floor. Straddling the Tibetan border are Dorje Lhakpa, Ganchempo and a whole host of 6,000+m peaks whilst across the valley are  Naya Kang and the Ganja La pass. For the very energetic there is the chance to climb Tsergo Ri (often written Cherko Ri) - at 4,984m. This is a full day's walk but worth it for the views from the top. Another option is walk towards the Tibetan border and Langshisha, where we get wonderful views of the mountains bordering Tibet.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 8 - Trek from Kyanjin to Ghora Tabela (3020m)

  • Breakfast at local lodge
  • Trek to Ghora Tabela    
  • Lunch on the way at teahouse
  • Overnight at the local lodge

Trek from Kyanjin to Ghora Tabela (3020m)- approx 5 hrs walk

We leave Kyanjin and retrace our route westwards, following the Langtang Khola down through Langtang village to Ghora Tabela, a small collection of lodges in the forest.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 9 - Trek from Ghora Tabela to Syabru (2285m)-

  • Breakfast at local lodge
  • Trek to Syabru    
  • Lunch on the way at teahouse
  • Overnight at the local lodge

Trek from Ghora Tabela to Thulo Syabru (2285m)- approx 5 hrs walk

We continue down the valley. After crossing the Langtang Khola Bridge our trail undulates through the forest  and finally climbs steeply up to Thulo Syabru (2,285m).

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 10 - Trek from Syabru to Sing Gompa (3254m)

  • Breakfast at local lodge
  • Trek to Sing Gompa    
  • Lunch on the way at teahouse
  • Overnight at the local lodge

Trek from Syabru to Sing Gompa (3254m) approx 5 hrs walk

We begin with a long steep climb out of Syabru, passing through scrub forest and  the occasional settlement among the fields, and then through magnificent rhododendron thickets, until we reach the top of the ridge and the small monastery at Sing Gompa. 

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 11 - Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda (4336m)

  • Breakfast at local lodges
  • Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda
  • Fly to Kathmandu
  • Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda (4336m)- approx 5 hrs walk

Climbing a little less steeply this morning we follow the ridge for most of the day. We will have fantastic panoramic views of the Annapurnas, Himalchuli, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal to the west and Langtang Himal to the north-east. After crossing to the south side of the ridge,we descend and catch sight of the first of the holy lakes. The third lake, Gosainkund, at 4,336m, is particularly sacred and a place of pilgrimage. It is said to have been created when the god Shiva, suffering from thirst due to a poison, thrust his trident into the mountainside, whereupon three streams burst forth and ran together to form the lake. We stay close to a shrine by the lake, where there are a few pilgrim shelters. As the sun sets the reflection on the lake is incredible as the lake becomes one shimmering mass of gold. It is a truly magnificent sight.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 12 - Trek from Gosainkunda to Laurebina Pass (4640m)

  • Breakfast at local lodges
  • Trek to Laurebinayak Pass
  • Overnight at the local lodge

??Trek from Gosainkunda to Laurebinayak Pass (4640m)- approx 5 hrs walk

The trail climbs gradually through bare and rugged terrain, passing four smaller lakes before we reach the summit of the Laurebena Pass at 4,610m. There are magnificent views to the north and west, and as we descend there are superb panoramic vistas over the Nepal midlands. After descending we continue along a delightful trail through rhododendron forest, with splendid views to the south.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 13 - Trek from Laurebina to Ghopte (3430m)

  • Breakfast at local lodges
  • Trek to Ghopte
  • Overnight at the local lodge.

Trek from Laurebina to Ghopte  (3430m)- approx 7 hrs walk

Two relatively long days follow taking us through the unspoilt and culturally interesting Helambu valley. The villages of Helambu are inhabited by Sherpas whose language, culture and dress are very different from the Solu Khumbu Sherpas. We continue walking through thick rhododendron forest before descending steeply into open landscape. Further on are forests of giant Himalayan oak, with very few branches due to the local custom of cutting branches for animal fodder. There are fine views back to the Langtang and Jugal Himals, and if it is clear other ranges can also be seen. We pass through the well maintained villages of Gul Bhanjyang (2,142m.) and Pati Bhanjyang. A fairly steep climb brings us to open pastures, more forest and then the summit of the ridge,from which there is a magnificent view of the Himalaya;Annapurna in the west, Everest in the east. We spend the last night on trek at Chisopani. 

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 14 - Trek from Ghopte to Chisapani (2165m)

  • Breakfast at local lodges
  • Trek to Chisapani
  • Overnight at the local lodge.

Trek from Ghopte to Chisapani  (2165m)- approx 5 hrs walk

Two relatively long days follow taking us through the unspoilt and culturally interesting Helambu valley. The villages of Helambu are inhabited by Sherpas whose language, culture and dress are very different from the Solu Khumbu Sherpas. We continue walking through thick rhododendron forest before descending steeply into open landscape. Further on are forests of giant Himalayan oak, with very few branches due to the local custom of cutting branches for animal fodder. There are fine views back to the Langtang and Jugal Himals, and if it is clear other ranges can also be seen. We pass through the well maintained villages of Gul Bhanjyang (2,142m.) and Pati Bhanjyang. A fairly steep climb brings us to open pastures, more forest and then the summit of the ridge,from which there is a magnificent view of the Himalaya;Annapurna in the west Everest in the east. We spend the last night on trek at Chisopani. 

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 15 - Trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal (1460m) and drive to Kathmandu

  • Breakfast at local lodges
  • Trek to Sundarijal
  • Drive to Kathmandu
  • Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

Trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal  (1460m) - approx 5 hrs walk

A short walk brings us to the road, from where we pick up our transport for the short drive to our hotel in Kathmandu. The rest of the day is free for sightseeing in Kathmandu. You may wish to visit Durbar Square in the heart of the old city where the old Royal Palace, with its intricate woodcarving is located. Outside is Kumari Chowk, home of the Kumari, the young girl who is revered as a living goddess. The whole area is a maze of temples and images. Alternatively you may wish to visit the monkey temple at Swayambunath, one of the largest Buddhist Stupas in the world at Bodnath, or the most important Hindu temple in the valley at Pashupatinath.The leader usually organises a meal in one of Kathmandu's many restaurants for the whole group this evening.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 16 - In Kathmandu-full day tour of Kathmandu City.

  • Breakfast at Three Star Hotel
  • Full day sightseeing    
  • Overnight at Three Star Hotel

Morning sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple & Boudhanath stupa

Pashupatinath Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Pashupatinath Temple is the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world, lies 5 km east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can he seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati river flowing beside the temple.

 

Boudhanath (Little Tibet) – UNESCO World Heritage Site

Boudha is among the largest Stupas in south Asia. It has become the focal point of Buddhism in Nepal. The white mound looms thirty – six meters overhead. The Stupa is located on the ancient trade route to China. Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers here.

Afternoon transfer to Bhaktapur & visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur is known as the open ‘open museum’ and a living heritage. Bhaktapur means the city of the devotees. Bhaktapur Durbar Square contains countless temples and architectural showpieces. The Lion Gate, Nyatapola temple, Bhairavnath, Dattatreya, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, the picture Gallery, the golden Gate, the 55 Windows Palace, and the Batsala Temple etc are the primary attraction of this Square. The Lion Gate adorned with stone figures of Hanuman, Bhairav and Narasingh Narayan was built during the reign of King Bhupatindra Malla. The golden Gate built by King Ranjit Malla is an entrance to the main courtyard and the palace of 55 windows which is the most beautiful carved specimens. You can also see the Picture Gallery which includes paintings of Hindu and Buddhist schools of Tantrism.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 17 - Depart Kathmandu

  • Breakfast at Three Star Hotel
  • Free time till departure
  • Transfer to airport for final departure

Free time till departure

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for final departure (Please note that airport reporting time will be at least 3 hrs before of your international flight’s time).

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Cost Include

  1. All tours and transfers in a private vehicle
  2. Services of an English speaking guide for entire trek
  3. English speaking city guide for sightseeing
  4. All monument entrance fees as per the itinerary

Accommodation

  • Pre and post trek Three star hotel accomodation in Kathmandu.
  • 24.3% VAT and Service Charge

Trekking

  • Experienced english speaking Trekking guide and porters with medical kit.
  • All the accomodations on a twin sharing basis and meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the entire trek.
  • TIMS Card Fee
  • Langtang and Shivapuri National Park Fee
  • Insurance for guide and porters.

Trek cost excludes

  • Emergency evacuation fee & personal insurance
  • International airfare
  • Personal expenses (Alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry etc.)
  • Visa fee
  • Main meals in Kathmandu
  • Any services not mentioned in the itinerary.

Note: The price does not include: undue escalation in fuel prices, new taxes levies on hotels and transportation services or any hikes in entrance fees. Any large tax hikes and new levies shall be payable extra and shall be billed accordingly with prior notice.

The above rates are valid till December 31, 2014.

 

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