The 17 days Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is a breath-taking adventure in the Langtang valley. Also known as "the valley of Glaciers", the Langtang valley is a cornucopia of natural treasures and Himalayan beauty. Moreover, the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek by the Himalaya Land Treks is also located comparatively nearer to Kathmandu Valley than other popular trekking destinations. Some of the major destinations you cover during the trek are described below.
The pristine environment of the valley of Langtang is definitely out of this world. The Langtang Lirung towers over the valley and gives it a wonderful sense of enchantment. The Langtang Valley is also home to many ethnic Tibetan Buddhists. As such, Tibetan Buddhism and its influence can be amply found throughout the valley. Langtang is famous for the Kyanjin Gompa- a Buddhist monastery that is situated beneath the Langtang Lirung Mountain and also for the valley's local cheese factory. From verdant green pastures to emerald woodlands and turquoise mountain peaks and cerulean glaciers, the Langtang Valley and Gosainkunda Trek present an adventure that is sure to stay in the minds of trekkers for years.
The Langtang Gosainkunda trek is also a great journey to get to know the ethnic Tamang people of the valley. The unique traditions, art, and practices of Tibetan Buddhism are mystical and fascinating. You can experience the multicultural essence here. Away from the noisy busy city, a native village welcomes you with warm gestures and huge respect.
The trekking journey takes trekkers to the beautiful Gosainkunda Lake. This sacred lake is a holy pilgrimage site for the Hindu and Buddhist people who come here at the event of Janai Purnima every year. According to Hindu mythology, the Gosainkunda Lake was formed when Lord Shiva struck his trident in the mountain to drink from the gushing water to cool his throat after swallowing a poison that was threatening to destroy the world. Along with religious value, this lake is a symbol of peace with majestic mountains around. The Gosaikunda Lake trek gives you a mindful of positivity and heartful of peace.
The Langtang Gosainkunda Lake trek also includes the Langtang National Park. This national park is home to many endangered species of animals like the Red Panda and the Himalayan Thar and the Musk Deer. The beautiful forests of Langtang provide an emerald baldachin for trekkers to go through and there are chances of spotting the elusive animals in their natural habitat as well.
If this trek package seems too long for you and wants to access an equally adventurous trek in a short period then you can access it through the next trek package from the following link Langtang Valley Trek, Helambu Trek. For those who want to access a more adventurous trek than this, please go through the following link Ganesh Himal Trek. If you want to access a simpler route and learn more about ethnic culture then you can simply go to the following link Tamang Heritage Trek.
The best time to do the Langtang Gosainkunda trek is during spring (March-May) and autumn (September-early December). These seasons present mild and stable weather, clear mountain views, and the picturesque natural beauty that makes it perfect for trekking. Winter doesn’t let you access the pristine beauty. Whereas monsoon makes the trekking route slippery. This is why winter and monsoon are not preferred.
Correspondingly Himalaya Land Treks specializes in all kinds of treks throughout Nepal. You can choose to join our fixed group at a reasonable rate or undertake an entirely private trip. Our all-inclusive trek package covers entire transportation inside the country, three meals a day, an experienced guide, permits, and the finest logistics.
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You may arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Upon your arrival, a Himalaya Land Treks’ representative will take you to the Hotel for your overnight stay. There are no planned activities for the day, so you may check into your Hotel and relax. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Today, you will visit the four major UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu city. The sites include the holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath shrine, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Each of the sites is special andholds a great historical and religious significance to the people of Nepal. After the sightseeing tour, you will be dropped back to your Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
The drive to Syabrubensi from Kathmandu takes about 7 hours by bus. Along the way, you can enjoy the sight of Neal's rural countryside with terraced farms, rivers, and vast pasturelands. You will head north of Kathmandu to reach Syabrubensi, passing the village of Dhunche. The road to Syabrubensi runs alongside the beautiful Trishuli River. Overnight stay at the guest house at Syabrubensi.
From Syabrubensi, you will follow the trekking trail that leads to the small village of Bamboo. The trekking path crosses the Bhote Koshi River and later again, the Langtang Khola. The trek heads towards the village of Ramche, which is situated at the banks of the Langtang Khola. The Lama Hotel is situated at the end of the trail and is surrounded by the woodlands where Red Pandas and Langurs reside. Overnight stay at the Lama Hotel.
From the Lama Hotel, the path continues through thick woodlands towards the village called Gumanechok. From here, a little further onwards lies the settlement of Ghoda Tabela. From there, you will trek to Mundu, another renowned village of the valley. A 30-minute trek from Mundu finally takes you to the Langtang Village. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.
From the Langtang village, you will cross the Laja Khola and then gradually climb your way towards a moraine, from where the trekking path ascends towards a viewpoint. From this viewpoint, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the valley, as well as the sight of the Kyanjin Gompa situated a few distances ahead, under the mighty Langtang Lirung (7227m). The view of the dramatic icefall from the viewpoint is also amazing. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.
This day is reserved for acclimatization. You can explore the Kyanjin Gompa today and enjoy the monastery's Thangka Paintings and statues dedicated to Lord Buddha. Then, you can also spend the day hiking to the vantage point of Tserko Ri (4984m). The hike up to the viewpoint is a bit difficult, but the view of the valley and the Langtang Mountains is quite spectacular. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.
From Kyanjin Gompa, you will again trek on the same path as before and make your way back to the Lama Hotel, enjoying the leisurely trek through the woodlands and looking out for the wild animals in the trees. The entire trek follows the Langtang River for the entire trail. Overnight stay at the Lama Hotel.
From the Lama Hotel, you will diverge onto a different path that takes you to Thulo Syabru. The path first descends to the river, and then gradually ascends to the village. The trekking path is lined beautifully with juniper and pine trees, and the smell of wet pine lingers marvelously in the air as you trek. The view of the Langtang Mountain (7227m) also accompanies the journey. Overnight stay at Thulo Syabru.
A broad trail takes you to Chandanbari today, where there is another Buddhist monastery called the Shin Gompa. This village is also known for its cheese production. You will pass through the small village of Dimsa and then continue on the trail that goes through rhododendron woods and oak forests until finally reaching the Shin Gompa at Chandanbari. Overnight stay at Chandanbari.
From Shin Gompa, you will trek to one of the best highlights of the trek- the holy Gosainkunda Lake. The first part of the trekking trail from Chandanbari is steep and you will make your way to the settlement of Laurebinayak. From here, you will continue towards Gosainkunda, trekking on a rugged path. All the while, you can also enjoy the view of Ganesh Himal (7422m) and Langtang Lirung (7227m), as well as the Tibetan Himalayas, decorating the skyline.There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin. The main three lakes that drain the basin areSaraswati Kunda, Bhairab Kunda, and Gosainkunda. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.
Further on from Gosainkunda, there is another path that will take you to Ghopte. The path follows a raggedy trail to reach the Laurebinayak La (4,610 meters) - the highest point of the trek. From the mountain pass, you can spot several mountain peaks in the Langtangrange, plus the vast expanse of the Langtang valley also sprawls out below. From the pass, you will then make your way steadily down towards Ghopte. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Ghopte.
Trekking through the woods, you will climb upwards towards a dry river-bed and arrive at a Kharka. Further on from the pastureland, the trekking trail then reaches Thadepati. There is a ridge that is situated directly above the village, and the trekking trail follows the ridge and descends to the Melamchi River. Following the Melamchi River, you will eventually reach Melamchi Gaon where you will stay overnight.
The trek from Melamchi Gaon to Sermathang includes going through the Helambu region.The stone houses of the Helambu are built close together, proving small spaces for narrow alleyways. Further on, you will leave the village behind and enter the woods again, following the trekking trail that goes through villages of Parachin and Ghangyul. A little further from the village lays Sermathang. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.
Day 15: Sermathang To Melamchi Pul (870m/2,855ft)From Sermathang, you will make your way to the Melamchi bazaar, going through bamboo and rhododendron groves. The trek is pleasant and along the way, you can enjoy the peaceful ambiance of the environment decorated with the canopy of bright rhododendrons and Mani stones carved with prayers, with colorful prayer flags swaying in the mountain wind. Overnight stay at Melamchi Pul Bazaar.
From the bazaar, you will catch your bus back to Kathmandu, saying goodbye to the mountain peaks and the glimmering glacial valley of Langtang. The drive heads along the Langtang River and then continues south to Kathmandu. After arriving in Kathmandu, you will be taken to your Hotel. Later, the same day, you will participate in a farewell dinner hosted by the Himalaya Land Treks. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be dropped at the airport for your departure. We hope that we have served you well on your trip.
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Our Trek to Langtang went swiftly. it was a fantastic experience to walk across the varied terrains of Nepal. we had planned to be in the mountains for years and finally, we ticked it off our bucket list. Our guide Thakur was terr...