Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek
Mode of Trip : Tea House /Lodge basis
Trek Grade : Moderate
Highest elevation : 4,609 m
Trip Duration : : 15 Nights & 16 Days
Best Time : Sep- December / Feb - May
Group Size : 2-12
Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek a journey with exciting walk scenic around Central Himalaya just to the North of Kathmandu where this trek leads from North West and ending at North East of Kathmandu valley rim at Sundarijal.
An adventure full of beautiful sceneries during every day walk on Langtang valley & Gosiankund trek, this trek a combination of scenic view of mountains with culture leading through traditional Tamang heritage villages interwoven of Tibetan Buddhist relgion.
Adventure Great Himalaya designed this wonderful moderate to adventurous “Langtang Valley & Gosainkund trekking” for all types of interested travelers to immerse within natural beauty of mountains and culture of Tamang people.
This adventure starts with an interesting drive, and then walking on high trail to Langtang valley, after exploring traditional villages and lovely forest of rhododendron-magnolia and pine trees in the country of rare and elusive Red Panda and Snow Leopard.
Around Langtang valley after enjoying the views of mountains our next adventure leads to holy Gosainkund Lake on the high ridges of Langtang Himal.
From here walk leads to a high pass of East Laurabinaya-la / Gosainkund pass at 4,609 meters the highest point of the adventure.
Finally this marvelous Langtang valley & Gosainkund trekking concludes at Sundarijal with a short drive back to Kathmandu after excellent guidance and great services of Adventure Great Himalaya including guides and staff.
At Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport you will be well received by AGH guide and staff for transfer to your hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed our guide / leader brief of the trip to Langtang Valley & Gosainkund, hotels, lodge, includes responsible trekking with welcome dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant with entertainment and culture programs.
Starting Langtang Valley & Gosainkund trekking with drive on Nepal’s mountain highway to reach Langtang area at Syabrubesi village, journey leads past many farm villages and towns with views of mountains. On reaching Dhunche at 1,965m, a major town of Langtang area and Rasuwa district and an entrance of Langtang National Park. From here drive continues downhill for few hours to Syabrubesi village for overnight stop.
First day walk leads uphill for a while with rest of the walk on gradual and winding trail through terraced farms and villages, walk descend to join a path of upper Syabru near Riverside. From here another hour walk to reach a small forest clearing at Lama Hotel for overnight stop.
Morning walk follows Trisuli or Langtang River upstream, leading to a climb into rhododendron and oaks forest after few hours walk reaching at Ghoretabla in the middle of the forest.
After a nice stop continue walk for few hours to Langtang village through forest and crossing streams and leaving the tree line behind at Langtang village for overnight.
Langtang village mostly inhabited by Tamang and Bhotias tribe, morning walk leads on gradual path for a short while, then winds up for few hours coming across “mani-prayer wall”, walk leads further east where the gorge opens up into a wide scenic valley with views of peaks at close distance.
After a good walk of 3 hours reaching at Kyanjin Gompa, a beautiful place with panorama of mountains and close views of Langtang Lirung at above 7,000m with icefall, here in a nice lodge with afternoon free for short walk visit the cheese factory established some 25 years ago by Swiss Technical Assistance and local support.
A rest day to enjoy and marvel the super views, an ideal spot for leisure hike to nearby hill Kyanjin Ri at 4,700m high.
Around Langtang valley enjoy views of GhenguLiru (Langtang II 6571m / 21,560ft), Langtang Lirung (7,425m / 23,765ft) Kimshun (6,745m / 22,137ft) and Shalbachum (6,918m / 22,699ft) to the south, the ChimsedangLekh forms a ridge of peaks which includes Naya-Kanga 5,846m and Gangchempo, Tilman’s beautiful Fluted Peak.
Beyond it continues to the Jugal Himal, ending with Dorje Lakpa (6,980m / 22,929ft), extending further east on the upper meadows of the Langtang range ends in a huge and massive mountain wall, forming the border with Tibet.
After a great time at Kyanjin Gompa, return back on the same trail to Lama-Hotel a small settlement in the midst of the forest at the bank of upper Trisuli River.
From Lama Hotel morning walk leads to Upper Syabru also called Thulo Syabru, downhill walk to Bamboo a place with few small lodges, after short rest here walk continues uphill to a ridge at Upper Syabru.
Thulo Syabru village with traditional built Tamang style houses linked together with beautiful carved windows and doors with an old monastery above village.
Morning leads to a climb into lovely forest of rhododendron, oaks and pine trees with views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal and as far towards Manaslu and Annapurna Himalaya, a steep climb but scenic walk into beautiful forest where more than 10 different species of rhododendron found around, passing summer pasture and then on the pleasant winding trail to Singh Gomba / Chandanbari village with a cheese factory and an old monastery on top of the village.
From Shing Gompa, walk leads to holy Gosainkund, starting with climb through pine and rhododendron forest then higher over Lauri Binayak pass of above 3,932 m, walk leads past Laurebina and Cholang Pati.
After Lauri Binayak with fantastic views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung reaching at holy Gosaikund Lake area for overnight stop.
The legendry and myth story of this holy place as per ancient Hindu epic, Gosaikund a pond believes as the vicarage of Lord Shiva (one of three main Hindu deities) and Goddess Gauri. Hindu believes that this pristine pond was formed due to digging of the land by Trishul (a holy Trident) weapon of Lord Shiva, thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims from India and Nepal visits Gosainkund every year especially on full moon day which lies in the month of August, the special auspicious occasion of ‘Janai Purnima’ festival.
After a nice stop at Gosainkund, a tough morning walk to climb over Laurabina eastern or Gosainkund pass at 4,609 m / 15,121 ft, highest point of this adventure. From the pass downhill all the way with few short ups and down to overnight stop at Gopte Odar, a small settlement located in the middle of forest on route Kathmandu and Helambu area.
From Gopte, morning walk on winding trail most of the way with short steep climb to Thadepati, where Helambu and Kathmandu trekking trail joins.
Thadepati offers views of peaks and scenery of rolling hills and valley, this place with 5-6 lodges and teahouses.
After a nice break walk leads downhill to Kutumsang village for overnight stop.
After Kutumsang village, morning walk with uphill through farm fields, then into forest with views of surrounding landscapes and snowcapped mountains of Ganesh-Langtang to Jugal Himal, this pleasant walk ends for the day at Gul-Bhanjyang village.
Walk continues reaching closer to Kathmandu valley with overnight stop in Chisapani, morning with short uphill through farmlands and villages with wonderful views on the walk, leading downhill to Patibanjayang village, a nice small village from here uphill for an hour to Chisopani danda for last overnight stop.
Chisopani village with nice lodges placed on a ridge North of Kathmandu Valley on route Langtang, Helambu and Nagarkot.
This place offers stunning sunrise/ sunset views over array of mountains.
After catching morning sunrise over mountains, last day walk of this adventure leads to nice pleasant forest and farmlands on downhill walk, passing Tamang villages of Burlang and Chepu Bhanjyang with views of Kathmandu Valley. Walk continues downhill to Sundarijal (meaning beautiful water) a nice and pleasant place with forest and fresh water streams.
From here an hour downhill to reach northern rim of Kathmandu valley at Sundarijal, taking a short drive to Kathmandu where this wonderful adventure concludes, afternoon free for individual activities and shopping.
Today, last day in unique Nepal of Himalayan wonders, after great adventure and experience around Langtang Valley & Gosainkund trekking and as your flight time AGH staff transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your international departure homeward bound or to your next port of call.
- Airport/ Hotel/ Airport Transportation
- Two Nights 2- 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu including Breakfast.
- Your standard meals during the Trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
- All Permit and Company necessary paper works
- All Ground transportation Kathmandu to Syabrubensi By Private Jeep and Sundarijal to Kathmandu by Car.
- All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
- An experienced, helpful, friendly and English speaking Trekking guide , everything for him
- Trekking porter ( One Porter between 2 guest) their food, accommodation and well paid salary.
- Trekking equipment: Sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and walking stick, if necessary. ( Refundable after trek)
- Adventure Certificate, Company T-shirt
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- All government taxes.
- Service charge.
- Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu).
- Travel insurance.Emergency rescue Evacuation
- Lunch Dinner in Kathmandu
- All the bar bills like coke, beer, bottle of water, hot water etc.
- International airfare
- Tips for the guide and porter.
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