Langtang-Gosainkund trek

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Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking is another popular trekking route in Langtang region. In this trekking you will get an opportunity to visit Langtang valley as well as Gosainkunda. Langtang valley is famous as the valley of glaciers. Here you will get close up view of mountains named Langtang Lirung (7246 m), visit glaciers, walking on grassy down and meadows. Gosainkunda is one of the holy mountain lakes at an altitude of 4380 meter from sea level. Both Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims gather around this area every year especially on full moon day of August. They believe that if they take bath from the water of this lake they will be saved from their all sins done during that year. Both Hindus as well as Buddhists once in a life visit this lake. It takes about 45 minutes to circumbulate this lake. For this trekking you take morning drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (Around 8 hours). At first you follow the route to Langtang valley and Kyanjin Gompa. After Kyanjin Gompa you take half of the previous route then you divert to the way to Gosainkunda Lake. After visiting Gosainkunda lake you back to Dhunche, the bus station and return to Kathmandu. In short words to say Langtang Gosainkunda trekking is unparalleled combination of natural beauty and cultural riches.

Itinerary in Detail
Day 01 Drive to Syabrubensi 1400m
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi  which takes about 9 hours by public bus/ 7 hours by 4WL Private jeep. We start to north out of Kathmandu valley along the scenic foothills. While passing along the road at the bank of Trisuli River we will be seen a sight of Ganesh Himal, Tibet peaks, terraces and greenery hills. Overnight at guest house on full course meals.
Day 02. Trek to Lama Hotel 2470m, 6 hrs

After cross the Bhotekoshi and Langtang river trail follows gradually ascending. Trek along the bank of Langtang river through mid temperate vegitation. It keeps up to Rimche through Bamboo where we fallow the bank of Langtang river, you can stop at Rimche for overnight at Rimche because of good views. On this route can be seen bears, Monkeys & red pandas. Overnight at lodge on full board.

Day 03 Trek to Langtang Village 3430m, 5/6 hrs

The trek route follows with ascending through rhododendron, hemlock, Oaks & pine forest. Through that forest we could see some snow peaks of Langtang and beautiful in the valley with the grazing domestic animals like Yaks, cows, sheeps, goats & horses. Langtang village is one of the old villages along this trekking trail and to watch the sight around from here is more impressive. Overnight at lodge on full course meals.

Day 04 Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3870m, 2/3 hrs

It is easy & short day trek to Kyanjing Gompa. It takes about three to four hours. Kyanjing is the last settlement of the langtang valley. At Kyanjing, you can visit to the Cheese factory & monastery too & you can buy cheese. This is really beautiful valley & where plenty of the explore sights. Overnight at lodge on full course meals.

Day 05 Excursion Day It is your choice that where to visit as day hiking

Just front of the face where you can see a peak with lots of landside {it looks like} but there is trail to ascend the peak. It is called Tsergo Ri 4984m above sea level. If there is snow or getting snowing while you are there then we suggest not trying to go that peak. Because of the narrow trails, steep & slippery moraine so far. If you are climb this peak, do not forget to take stick with you. Fortunately, its offers you spectacular views. There is place to hike up Kyanjing Ri with the elevation 4700m approximately. It brings you close to Langtang lirung. Overnight at lodge on full board.

Day 06 Trek back to Lama Hotel
Day 07 Trek to Thulo Syabru 2250m 5 hrs
There is a junction where we have passed landslide {pahiro} day of Syabru Beshin to Lama Hotel. From there trail follows ascend a little hill through bamboo where a local tea shop and cold drinks are available. Then reach to the suspension bridge from where we can see superb view of Ganesh Himal. Trail leads still climbing up across slippery muddy & some domestic animals dunk through bamboo and houses as well farming land brings you Thulo Syabru. Overnight at lodge on full course meals.
Day 08 Trek to Cholang Pati 3650m 6 hrs

The trail follows steep ascend up to Foprang Danda {3210m} from Thulo Syabru along the Dursang with the green scenery around & beyond ranges of Manaslu, Ganesh, Tibet peaks & Langtang. We walk through Hemlock, Oak Pine & Rhododendron trees. By the way, there is another trail to get Cholang Pati from Thulo Syabru which is shorter distance than via Singgompa. After Foprang Danda trail goes normally flat till to Singgompa. It could be lunch stop, depends on your walk. Singompa , where you can see chees factory & Buddhist monastery, called Singompa. Some trekkers stop here for night. But we continue towards to Cholang pati, approximately one & half an hour then further 40 minutes up Lahurebina 3920m from where we can see next morning an excellent mountains view ranges of Annapurna to Langtang, nevertheless Dhaulagiri also if weather is so fine. Overnight on full course of meals.

Day 09 Trek to Gosainkunda 4460m 3/4 hrs

We are almost above the tree less level but lots of herbal plants founded. Trail progressively ascends towards to Gosainkunda. After get to a top of the little hill above Lahurebina , trail follows rocky cliff passing by it brings you to Gosaikund. Around the Gosaikund, situated lots of lakes {believe that 108 Kunda/lake} like major are Gosaikunda, Saraswoti Kunda, Bhairab KUnda, Surya kunda etc. It is legendary known that Lord Shiva broke a hill rock by his trident {weapon} after swollen poison which is given by his enemy. Thus, Gosaikunda is created by Lord Shiva. Overnight at lodge on full course meals.

Day 10 Trek back to Dhunche 2030m, 5 hrs

Today, we trek down back to Dhunche via Singompa then follow the trail left from Singompa. From here, trail again continuously steep downhill along the passing by scenic villages as well as military camp where need to show your permits. In the spring season, we can get there lots of wild berries on the way down to Dhunche. Overnight at lodge on full course meals.

Day 11 Drive back to Kathmandu After hot breakfast,
take a scenic drive to Kathmandu along the bank of the river. And transfer to hotel for refreshment.

Note:  if one like to trek  only 10 days, can escape  day 5 which is side trip day.

Price: USD700 P/P (single supplement USD 100)
Price includes: Airport Pick up/drop,, all inclusive trek such as Ground transportation, necessary permits entrance fess, professional guide, porter/porters, and their expenses including their insurance and equipments, accommodation at lodges en route, all food (breakfast, lunch & dinner) with tea/coffee etc.
Price excludes: Beverages, Tips, your insurance, personal/natural expenses, Food in Kathmandu & Pokhara.