Langtang Gosainkunda Trek-15 days is combined trek of Langtang Valley and the holiest Lake of Gosaikunda. Those who are seeking for nomad experience in lifetime in the Himalayan, Langtang Gosainkunda trekking offers you a great holiday trip. Trekkers can observe and enjoy overall hidden natural beauties of the Himalayan treasure by visiting this region where the trekking trail follows lower elevation to general challenging hike up to the final destination Kyanjing Gompa. Exploring around Kyanjing Gompa allow you to capture some of the best photographs of wonderful snow clad mountains. This inner valley attached part of the Langtang National Park is also home for many endangered wild animals including red panda and abundant of wild flowers in nature. The sub alpine meadow lands, far corner of glacier moraine and optional day trip to Tserko Ri for the dramatis views of peaks are main attractions. After exploring days in this Langtang Valley the trekking trail will be diverted to the holy lake site of Gosainkunda. The holy Gosainkunda Lake is most popular pilgrimage destination among both Hindu and Buddhist religious people especially during full moon in the month of August visited by many people. There is also same festive moment many Shamans gathered to show their Shamanism rituals to claim rights traditionally.
Langtang Gosainkunda Trek begins in the ancient city of Kathmandu; from where you will drive to Syabrubesi by 4 WD Jeep; the starting point of your trek. This is an interesting village on the banks of the Bhote Kosi River. The trail gains elevation as you make your way along the Langtang Khola, first through forests of oak and rhododendron and then bamboo forests on the higher reaches of the trail. Traveling through Langtang (3,430m), you will reach the Langtang valley and the friendly Sherpa village of Kyanjing Gompa (3,870m). In Kyanjing Gompa you will experience the spiritual lifestyle of dedicated Buddhist monks who perform their rituals in a beautiful Monastery dating back to circa 1300 A.D. Optional day trip to Tserko Ri (5,000m) for tremendous view of the Langtang Lirung (7,200m) range. A short hike will also be taken to a magnificent glacial moraine (4,300m), which can be climbed depending on the time factor and offers more spectacular views of Langtang Lirung and the foot of one of its major glaciers. There will also be the opportunity of visiting a traditional cheese factory, where the produce is manufactured by hand. Once in Chadan Bari (3,330m), having traveled through Lama Hotel, you can relish magnificent views of the towering snow-covered Ganesh Himal (7,600m) and Langtang -II (7,227m) peaks. If lucky you might be able to spot the shy Red Panda that inhabits the Langtang region. Moving on to Gosainkund, watch the sun rise over a multitude of glistening Lakes of this sacred pilgrimage site. It is believed that Lord Shiva created the holy lake with his trident. Then we descend to trek to Dhunche via Singh Gompa and then finally drive back to Kathmandu by private 4 Wheel Drive Jeep.
Trip Highlights of Langtang Gosainkunda Trek
- Half day guided tours of UNESCO World Heritage Site (Kathmandu Durbar Square) in Kathmandu.
- Visiting Langtang Village, Kyanjing Gompa, Gosainkunda Holy Lake and optional hike to Tserko Ri
- Visiting Langtang National Park is also home for many endangered wild animals including red panda and abundant of wild flowers in nature
- Insight into the varied ethnic lifestyles of Tamangs and Sherpas (Similar to Tibetan) inhabitants of this area.
- Taste of Nepali cuisine with a local cultural show in Kathmandu
Outline Itinerary of Langtang Gosainkunda Trek
|Day||Program||Places||Altitude||Walking / driving duration|
|01||Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel||Kathmandu||1356 m|
|02||In Kathmandu- Half day tour of Kathmandu City||Kathmandu||1356 m|
|03||Kathmandu to Syabru Besi drive by 4 WD Jeep||Syabru Besi||1450 m||6 hrs driving|
|04||Trek from Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel||Lama Hotel||2840 m||6 hrs walking|
|05||Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village||Langtang Village||3541 m||6 ½ hrs walking|
|06||Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa||Kyangjin Gompa||3900 m||4 hrs walking|
|07||At Kyangjin Gompa – Optional Hike||Kyangjin Gompa||3900 m|
|08||Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel||Lama Hotel||2840 m||5 ½ hrs walking|
|09||Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru||Thulo Syabru||2230 m||5-6 hrs walking|
|10||Trek from Thulo Syabru to Shing Gompa||Shing Gompa||3584 m||4 hrs walking|
|11||Trek from Shing Gompa to Gosaikunda||Gosaikunda||4381 m||5 ½ hrs walking|
|12||Trek from Gosaikunda to Shing Gompa||Shing Gompa||3584 m||4 hrs walking|
|13||Trek from Sing Gompa to Dhunche||Dhunche||1950||4 ½ hrs walking|
|14||Dhunche to Kathmandu drive by 4 WD Jeep||Kathmandu||1356 m||6 hrs driving|