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Langtang Gosainkunda Pass Trek

Trek across Langtang valley to Gosainkunda

15

Days

TREK

Trip highlights

• Explore the UNESCO Heritage Sites around Kathmandu Valley.
• Scenic drive to Syabru Besi through winding road.
• Tranquil Langtang Valley.
• Fascinating Buddhist Culture.
• Close Up mountain views.
• Holy Gosainkunda Lake
• Tamang and Sherpa tradition and culture

Langtang Gosainkunda Pass Trek combines the spectacular Langtang valley with the high altitude lakes of Gosainkunda. A fabulous journey across extraordinary Himalayan landscape, valleys and meadows with exceptional views of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa and other peaks. This trek offers the opportunity to explore the Tamang and Sherpa villages along the way and learn more about their rich culture and tradition.

The Langtang Gosainkunda Pass trek shifts towards the holy lakes of Gosaikunda across the Lauribina La Pass(4610m)with stunning views of Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal, Manaslu and other peaks of Langtang Lirung. Gosainkunda lake basin consists of a dozen lake of which Saraswoti kunda, Bhairav Kunda Gosainkunda are the major ones. Every year housands of Hindu pilgrims come to take a holy bath in these lakes. After crossing the Lauribina La Pass once again the trail goes down to Sing Gompa, Dhunche and back to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary


Day 1. Arrival in Kathmandu.
Upon arrival meet our representative and transfer to the hotel. Depending on your arrival time you can either relax at your hotel or take a short walk to visit Kathmandu Durbar Square. Evening dinner at a traditional Nepali Restaurant. Overnight in hotel.

Day 2. In Kathmandu(trek preparation).
Today in the first half we will visit some of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites within the city, that may include Pasupatinath temple, Boudanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The later part of the day we shall keep as preparation and planning for the trek. Overnight in hotel.

Day 3. Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/7-8 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Syabrubesi via Trishuli Bazaar and Dhunche. The drive goes along winding mountain road with the views of beautiful landscape and the snow covered mountains at the background.  Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 4. Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/6 hrs)
Today the trail goes along the Langtang river across forests of oak and rhododendron, verdant meadows and several Tamang villages, stunning vista of great Himalayan peaks and finally ascends through Rimche and end at Lama Hotel. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 5. Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang vallley(Sherpagaon/Mundu 3543m/6-7 hrs)
Today’s trek begins with a gentle ascend but soon turns into a steep climb until we reach the green pasture land of Ghoda Tabela. From Ghoda Tabela, the trial climbs up to the beautiful Langtang valley with yaks grazing in the meadows and a few make shift yak herders camps. Depending on the time we shall either halt for the night at Sherpagaon or Mundu village. Overnight in trekkers lodge..

Day 6 Mundu/Sherpagaon to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/4-5 hrs)
The trail passes across water run mills, prayer wheels, chortens, streams, wooden bridges and moraines until we reach Kyanjn Gompa. After lunch we could either choose to rest or visit the monastery, cheese factory and explore around the village with beautiful views of Langtang Lirung, Kyanjin RI, Tserko RI, Langshisha Ri, Yala Peak and others. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 7. Excursion to Tserko Ri (5000m/5-6 hrs)
The trail begins from a flat path but soon turns into a steep climb as we proceed further, the climb gets more difficult and tough until the summit. The summit of Tserko Ri provides a stunning 360° view of Langtang valley and the snow covered peaks making it the most unforgettable experience of our life. After spending some time at the summit, we will descend down and retrace back to Kyanjin Gompa. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 8. Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel(6-7 hrs)
Today we retrace our steps back to Lama Hotel. The trail is mostly downhill passing through forests and villages with the view of the snow covered peaks along the way. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 9. Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2260m/6hrs)
Today we begin with a gentle descent down to the river through beautiful pine and Junipers forests and then it is a steep climb to Thulo Syabru.Thulo Syabru Gaun is a lovely village that has preserved the ethnic custom, culture, and tradition of the Tamang people. Enjoy the magnificent view of nature with splendid views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal and other peaks. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 10. Thulo Syabru to Sing Gomba(3330m/5hrs)
Leaving Thulo Syabru we ascend steeply uphill through forests of oak, hemlock and rhododendron across pasture lands to the ridge at Phoprang. And from here the trail goes across the ridge top and finally ascend to Sing Gompa.
Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 11. Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda(4460m/5-6hr)
The trail ascends gently up to Lauribina Pass and from here it is an steep uphill walk with good views of west Himal chuli, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range and other peaks of Langtang Lirung. After a short break at Lauribina Pass, we continue our journey and reach a small ridge, from where we shall have the first views of the holy lakes. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosaikunda basin of which Saraswatikunda, Bhairavkunda and Gosainkunda are the prominent ones. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 12. Gosaikunda to Sing Gomba.
Early morning visit Bhairavkunda and Saraswatikunda and retrace our steps back to Sing Gompa. The trails ascends until the ridge and descends all the way to Sing Gompa crossing Lauribana Pass once again with magnificent mountain views and forests. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 13. Sing Gomba to Dhunche(1962m/5-6hrs)
The trail descends through pine, rhododendron and bamboo forest to reach Deurali, from Deurali descend further through dense forest and cross the river and finally arrive at Dhunche. Explore the village area and learn about the culture, custom, tradition and lifestyle of Tamang people. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 14. Dhunche to Kathmandu (6-7hrs)
The drive to Kathmandu goes through foothills, terraced fields and small villages and town. Upon reaching Kathmandu check into your hotel and rest and relax. Overnight in hotel.

Day 15. Departure
Transfer to the airport for departure flight.

  • Group Size2-8

  • RouteKathmandu-Syabrubesi-Lama Hotel-Mundu/Sherpagoan-Kyanjin Gompa-Thulo Syabru-Sing Gompa-Gosainkunda-Sing Gompa-Dhunche-Kathmandu

  • Trip Type Trekking

  • Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October

  • Good MonthsFebruary, November

  • Lean MonthsJune, July, August

  • Not RecommendJanuary, December

Prices & Dates

Cost Information coming soon !!

Included

• All airport and hotel transfer by private vehicle.
• One full day sightseeing with entrance fee accompanied by a local guide as per itinerary.
• Accommodation in above listed or similar hotels in Kathmanduand in local village lodges/tea house during the trek.
• Meals:
Only breakfast during the stay in Kathmandu and all meals including 3 coffee/tea during the trek.
• One welcome/farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
• One experienced English speaking local guide along with porter (one porter for every two pax) during the trek.
• Guide, porter and trekking staff insurance.
• All necessary paper work and permit (TIMS/LNP fee)
• Hire of sleeping bag available on request with minimal cleaning charges.
• All Government taxes and service charges.

Not included

• Nepal entry visa (can be obtained on arrival upon paying US$50 per person requires 2 pp size photos).
• International flight to and from Kathmandu.
• Lunch and dinner or any other meal not specified above.
• Personal Travel Medical Insurance (we strongly recommend to purchase travel medical insurance that covers rescue and evacuation).
• Personal expenses such as bar, beverages, tips and gratuities, laundry, telephone, battery recharge, etc.
• Hot showers during the trek.
• Any extra cost incurred due to changing the itinerary, like early return from the trek.
• All other personal expenses not listed in the included section.

Accommodations

3-4* hotel in Kathmandu and in trekkers lodge/tea house during the trek.