A Himalayan valley located on the north of Nepal bordering to Tibet, Langtang is a region containing thirteen total peaks over 5500 meters above sea level among which the highest Langtang Lirung stands at the elevation of 7,234 m. The region is majorly inhabited by people from Tamang ethnicity with Buddhism as their religion to follow. Langtang National Park is located in Langtang region. Park is home to several endangered flora and fauna including Himalayan Tahr, Red Panda, Rhesus Monkey and Himalayan Black Bear. It is believed that this region has offered sightings of the enormous snow Bigfoot or Yeti in Nepali. Langtang Gosaikunda Trek comprises the remoteness of the region with the high-mountain lake of Gosaikunda at the end of the expedition. Gosaikunda is a sacred lake covering the surface area of 34 acres, where every August, Hindus from across the country come. According to Hindu mythology, Gosaikunda is believed to have formed by the God of Death Lord Shiva when he pushed his Trishul into the mountain so he could extract water to drink and cool his throat after he had poison. Almost 50,000 crowds of people gather every year to pay their homage to the Lord Shiva.
Major attraction of this region is the remoteness itself. The beautiful landscapes and rural villages are the reason why tourists these days particularly pick Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. The uninhabited Langtang region has more to offer than just the nature. Even though less populated, this region has world’s most polite and warm-hearted people. 95 per cent of the total populations in Langtang follow Buddhism. You will come to know when you will see prayer flags on your way from bottom to the top of the expedition. Monasteries are another major point of interests for trekking in the mountains of Nepal. Some of the monasteries are very old dating back in the centuries. Rhododendron Forests are common on the mountains. Other than that the valley offers pine forest and green grassland where the beautiful daisy grows. So if you are nature enthusiasts this trek will most probably be your best call so far. Not only Langtang is a naturally abundant place, it is culturally rich place. Tamang are the local residents in this part of the mountains. In case if you don’t find a good hotel to stay, one of the villagers is definitely worth asking for help. And when you do stay at one of their house, you will learn their lifestyle which is one of a kind and they will treat you no less than a VIP.
Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA)
After landing here in Kathmandu, you will meet our representative from Sapana Holiday. You will then drive to your hotel located in Thamel in our vehicle. In this 30 minutes’ drive, you will have an introductory session and a short briefing about the trek. From the window, you can get a close look at the bustling urban life of Kathmandu city. As you enter Thamel the setting changes as the streets are vibrant and the culture of Kathmandu reflects in the houses here
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to SyabruBesi (Drive duration: 7-8 hours)
After your breakfast today, we will have a highway drive to the village of SyabruBesi. You will take a local bus or car as your request to the starting point of your trek. The drive passes through some of the historically and commercially significant settlements where you can take brief breaks. The amazing scenery of the vegetation and landscape peeks through your window as you head deeper into the rural face of Nepal. The road is adventurous, and you will travel mostly through graveled sections in the hills. After reaching SyabruBesi rest for the day. Overnight at a lodge in SyabruBesi. *Note: You also have an option to hire a private Jeep/bus to Syabru best from your hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Trek to Lama Hotel (2640M) from SyabruBesi (5-6 hours)
Your trek of Langtang-Gosaikunda starts early today from SyabruBesi. We will commence the trek crossing the bridge over mighty Trishuliriver from SyabruBesi. The first part of the trek is plain and straight through the lush forest in the hills leading to Pahiro and Bamboo. We will gradually ascend from here and to the Lama Hotel. The forest clears as you will near the Lama Hotel. You can observe Tibetan influenced lifestyle in the small settlements in the way here. You will take a glance at the beauty of Langtang National Park in this stretch of the trek. Overnight at Lama Hotel.
Day 4: Trek to Langtang village (3340 m) from Lama Hotel (6 hours)
We will take a quick warm-up walk and view the sunrise from a hill today before starting the trek. Starting your day was never better as we make our way through the blooming rhododendron forest to Gunachock. The view clears today, and you can have a mesmerizing view of Langtang Lirung, Naya Kang and many other sub-ranges. You will pass the settlements of Thomna, Ghortabela, and Thyangsyap following the trail. Tamang culture showcases itself here, and you can take brief sops here. In the late afternoon, Langtang valley comes into sight, and from a distance, the village is picturesque and beautiful. Overnight at a lodge in Langtang village.
Day 5: Trek to KyanjingGompa (3860 m) from Langtang Village (3-4 hours)
Your trek of today is shorter in comparison to other days of the Langtang Gosainkunda trek. So, you will have enough time today to enjoy the surrounding beautiful view during the trek. In the morning, you can enjoy the short village tour. The village of Kyanjing is one of the culturally rich and significant settlements of the Langtang region. You can rest for the rest of the day and take a brief tour of the village. In the evening, you can pay a visit to the local cheese factory and try some of the delicacies. Overnight at Kyanjing village.
Day 6: Rest and acclimatization at Kyanjing
Acclimatization is a crucial key hiking in the Himalayas, and at an altitude of 3820 meters, Kyanjing will be an ideal stop. However, you can ease the pressure of altitude sickness with the short hiking options to the nearby amazing destinations. Your first stop today will be to Kyanjing gompa if you have not visited it yet. The beautiful paintings here are aged centuries old, and the Gompa itself holds great significance to the locals. Other popular options are also there giving you the perfect view of Langtang Lirung (7234 m), Yala peak, DorjeLakpa (6966 m) and Kangchenpo mountains from a close range. These three are some of the best promising short hiking sites near Kyanjing village. Hiking to Kyanjing Ri Hiking to Tsergo (Cherko) Ri Exploration of LanshisaKharka After returning from the hike, you can rest for the day. Overnight at a lodge in Kyanjing village.
Day 7: Trek to Lama Hotel from Kyanjin (6-7 hours)
We will start our trek early and leave the Kyanjin village. The village will appear more beautiful than ever with the bright background of snow covered mountains. Our trek is mostly descending today, and we will walk through some of the earlier settlements to reach the Lama Hotel. You can encounter Himalayan sheep (Naurs) and beautiful Himalayan birds in the trail today. The walk will get more relaxed as you near the Lama Hotel. You will reach there in late afternoon and rest for the day.
Day 8: Trek to ThuloSyabru village (2540 m) from Lama Hotel (6 hour)
The trail of today is the same as the halfway mark as the earlier hiking days to Pahiro. We will then choose the next route to the ThuloSyabru village today. Passing by the Bamboo village, we can see the SyabruBensi from the trail separating at Pahiro. For the last couple of hours, we will gradually do some uphill walk up to ThuloSyabru village. ThuloSyabru is a beautiful and comparatively more significant Tamang settlement of the Langtang region. Head for a village tour and try some local cuisine in the evening here. Overnight at a hotel in ThuloSyabru.
Day 9: Trek to Lauribina (3920 m) from Thulo Syabru (6-7 hours)
Our day will start with a Breakfast and the views of the majestic landscape surrounding the ThuloSyabru village. We will start trekking and do a gradual uphill trek to reach the ridge at Phoprang danda (3190 m). This Danda (hill) is popular among the visitors and locals for the fantastic fresh breeze accompanied by the majestic panoramic Mountain views. We will walk through patches of rhododendron forests amongst the sub-tropical ones to reach Sing Gompa or Chandan Bari. Taking a brief stop here we will walk further to the village of Lauribina. On the way to Lauribina, we will pass through a specified Sanctuary for the rare Red Panda. We will know Lauribina is close as the majestic views of Manaslu, Annapurna, and Ganesh Himal appears more beautiful with every step. Overnight at a hotel in Lauribina.
Day 10: Trek to Gosaikunda (4210 m) from Lauribina (4 hours)
We will start our day early as the best views of the Himalayas are available from the nearby ridge at Lauribina. Our trek today is short and to the holy lake of Gosaikunda. The trail is one of the most beautiful in this whole trek as we pass through pastures and small streams before reaching Gosaikunda. Gosaikunda is the most significant lake of our trek. However, there are more than dozens of small and big lakes surrounding the area. All of these beautiful lakes can be reached within some hours of hiking from central Lake. SaraswatiKunda (Lake), Bhairav Kund, DudhKund, RagatKund, Chandra Kund, and AmaKund are some of the major lakes we can reach today. Gosaikunda is a beautiful Lake with Hindu devotees visiting it all around the year. Legends say that the Hindu god of destruction made this lake to quench his thirst with his mighty Trishul to extract the Gosaikunda. Hence, the river which gets its water from here is well known as Trishuli which we crossed down in SyabruBesi. People here believe that their prayers will be answered by Lord Shiva if one walks to Gosaikunda with clean heart and worship at the shrine. The view of the Snow-capped the Himalayas below the sea of clouds from Gosaikunda is pristine as well. Overnight at a hotel in Gosaikunda.
Day 11:Gosainkunda to Gopte (3640) via Lauribina La pass (4610 m) (6-7 hours)
After viewing the beautiful sunrise from Gosaikunda, we will start our trek for the day to the village of Gopte. We will do the Lauribina La pass first which is also the highest point of our trek. Crossing three small lakes in the way, we will start our uphill rocky climb to Lauribina Pass. Once in the top, you can have an incredible 360-degree view of rocky hills and snow-capped mountains touching the horizon. After spending some time in the Pass, we will start our descend to the village of Gopte. Rest for the day in a lodge once you are in Gopte. *Helambu region begins once on the other side of Lauribina La pass.
Day 12: Trek to Kutumsang (2540 m) from Gopte (6 hours)
Our trek for today is to the village of Kutumsang is mostly downhill and through a lush sub-tropical forest. The trek is refreshing and walking down in the ridge we can have a spectacular view of DorjeLakpa and Shisha Psangma (8027 m) mountains. Crossing Magin Goth in the way we will walk further to the Kutumsang village today. Overnight at a lodge in Kutumsang village.
Day 13: Trek to Chisapani (2230 m) from Kutumsang (6-7 hours)
Chisapani is one of the most preferred day hike selection from Kathmandu. This trekking route includes this amazing destination as it promises many scenic, natural, and cultural delights. One can say that these trails highlight the beauty of the Helambu region as a whole. We will walk up and down the green hills to reach the natural viewpoint of Chisapani. We can have a fantastic view of the far and wide hills and mountains from here. This Picturesque setting is perfect for losing yourself and plunging into Natures lap in Nepal. Overnight at a hotel in Chisapani.
Day 14:Trek to Sundarijal from Chisapani and drive to Kathmandu (3 hour & 1 hour drive)
Our last day of the trek starts with an amazing sunrise view from your hotel in Chisopani. We will walk to Sundarijal and drive back to Kathmandu today. You will pass through multiple settlements where you can take brief stops to try some of the local snacks here. After reaching Sundarijal, you will take a private cab back to your hotel in Kathmandu. In the evening, you can enjoy the nightlife and do some souvenir shopping near your hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 15: End of the tour. Head your onward destination
- What To Expect- Views of mountains above 7000m like Langtang Lirung (7,200m) Ganesh Himal (7,600m) and Langtang -II (7,227m) etc.
- This trail also offers splendid views of snow capped Himalayan ranges like Tserko RI (5033m), Kyanjin RI, Ganchhenpo (6388m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m), Laure binayak pass (4,609m)etc
- Home to 1000 plants, birds exceeding 150species, numerous other mammals,
- Langtang valley which is aptly called “the valley of glaciers”,
- Typical Sherpa village and traditional Tamang villages,
- Langtang National Park, the second largest national park of Nepal, National bird of Nepal (Daphne) and much more.
- What Is Included- Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
- Three nights 3/4 star twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
- Trekking lodge accommodations during the trek.
- Fresh fruits every night after dinner.
- Langtang National Park entry permit
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
- Bus to Syabrubesi and again back to Kathmandu.
- English speaking Government register guide with all his Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transport and Insurance.
- A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
- Sapana holiday’s t-shirt and cap.
- Government taxes, service charge and official expenses.
- Guided Kathmandu City tour with private vehicle.
- What Is Not Included- Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner.
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Your Travel and Medical Insurance (recommended).
- International airfare.
- Your personal expenses.
- Alcoholic and non alcoholic and all hot and cold drinks.
- Deserts Sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
- Gratuities for the guide, porter and driver.
- Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees.