Langtang Valley Gosaikunda Pass Helambu Trek

Trip Level
Moderate
Destination
Nepal
Trip Duration
16 Days

Overview

Trekking Highlights:

“Combination with beautiful Langtang valley and holy Gosainkund glacial pond In the country Red Panda and other rare and endangered mountain wild-life Pleasant walk into lovely forest surrounding of tall rhododendron and pine trees Exceptional views of high Nepal Central Himalaya and Langtang mountain range Explore traditional Tamang villages of interesting culture and colorful custom Walk into scenic Langtang valley at Kyanjin enclosed by array of giant peaks Adventure on high ridges of Langtang Himal crossing high Gosainkund-la pass.”

Trip Profile:  

Trip Mode: On hotels and lodge basis on treks.

Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous.

People and Culture: Populated by Tamang tribes of Buddhism religions with colorful impressive cultures.

Highest spot: Over Gosainkund-la / East Laurabinaya pass 4,610 m /15,124 ft high.

The region of Trekking: Nepal North Central Himalaya within Langtang Region.

Walk Duration: 12 Nights and 13 Days (with drives both ways).

Total Trip: 15 Nights and 16 Days (Arrival to final departure).

Seasons: Nearly all months of the year except monsoon June to August wet seasons, March to May wild-flowers are in blooming time, with clear morning for views and pleasant day for walks, October to December another best months for clear views of mountain scenery, morning  and night times will be cold as per altitude wise.

Introduction:

Langtang and Gosainkund trekking, a wonderful blend into one adventure package designed and set by Nepal High Point Treks a combination of beautiful Langtang Valley and holy pond of Gosainkund, a glacial small lake believed that it was created by Lord Shiva (one of Hindu main God) to dilute the poison that he had drank to save the world.

An interesting adventure where walk leads first towards scenic Langtang valley hidden behind might Langtang and Jugal Himal range after an exciting drive from Kathmandu.

WThe, walk leads with marvelous views of mountain range all along the trail entering into the deeply forested area of tall rhododendron and pine tree lines, in spring the whole area will be lively when wild flowers are in blooming times turning the hills and valley into magic.

Journey proceeds through deep river gorge past few farm settlement and villages of friendly Tamang interwoven with Buddhism religion where one can explore its colorful culture and ancient traditional way of farm life then enter a wide scenic valley surrounded by Langtang Mountains at Kyanjin.

In Kyanjin with rest days to enjoy its marvelous scenery with acclimatization hike to view the best mountain panorama on the high spot of Tserko and Kyanjin Ri, after a glorious moment, our next part of the adventure take you to high terrain past green forest to reach around glacial ponds at Gosainkund.

Regarded as one of the holiest of all holy spot by Hindu followers for Himalayan pilgrimage destination, where once a year great religious events take place large numbers of devotees visits for a dip and bathe in this sacred pond as it  relinquishes the sin of a hundred lifetimes.

 From Gosainkund adventure continues to cross the highest point of the journey crossing over East Laurabinaya-La and Gosainkund-la pass to reach the other sides of Langtang region close to Helambu area, where the trail leads you to Kathmandu after walking past nice villages of Kutumsang and Gulbhanjyang to reach at Chisapani hill top. 

Chisapani the last scenic spot before Kathmandu where morning offers grand sunrise views over a range of Himalayan peaks as walk completes on the downhill to eastern rim of the valley at Sundarijal where short drive brings you at Kathmandu after a great thrill and mesmerizing experience on Langtang –Gosainkund Trekking.

Trek Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with an optional tour around world heritage sites.

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,503 m - 06 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,450 m - 06 hrs. 

Day 05: Trek to Langtang Village 3,430 m - 06 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa at 3,830m / 12, 565ft - 04 hrs. 

Day 07: At Kyanjin rest day for side hike.

Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel - 06 hrs.

Day 09: Trek to Thulo Syabru 2,120 m - 05 hrs.   

Day 10: Trek to Sing-Gompa / Chandanbari 3,330 m - 05 hrs. 

Day 11: Trek to Gosainkund 4,200 m / 13,779 ft- 05 hrs.   

Day 12: Trek to Gopte Odar 3,430m via Laurabinaya -la and Gosainkunda Pass 4,610 m / 15,124 ft - 07 hrs.

Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang 2,470 m- 06 hrs.

Day 14: Trek to Chisapani 2,165 m - 06 hrs.

Day 15: Trek to Sundarijal 1,460 m and drive to Kathmandu- 04 hrs.   

Day 16: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.


Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On reaching Kathmandu international airport received by our staff and guide with a warm welcome then transfer to your hotel in the center of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed in your rooms join for group briefing regarding your stay in Nepal, where guides will provide information about the trek-local lodge-hotels-culture and other necessary information related to this trekking.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with the open national tour around world heritage sites.

In Kathmandu, a free day preparation for Langtang and Gosainkund trekking with optional sightseeing around Kathmandu, as the valley is steeped with many world heritage sites and important monuments and religious-historical sites. 

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,503 m - 06 hrs.

Morning early morning start after breakfast, for the long and interesting overland journey towards Nepal’s North-West highway reaching warmer areas of Nuwakot at Trisuli Bazaar, as the rive continues to cooler region reaching in Dhunche headquarter town of Rasuwa district, where Langtang National Park starts. Drive continue following farm village on downhill till Syabrubesi village to end the driving journey of the day with a first overnight stop at Syabrubesi village. 

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,450 m -06 hrs.                                                    

From Syabrubesi walk starts heading high within farm areas and above a river to reach into the dense forest of tall rhododendron-oaks-pines and magnolia trees with some bamboo stalks, where Red Panda and other wildlife often seen around. On reaching a place near Bamboo, walk leads on a winding path to reach an open area surrounded within the forest at Lama Hotel having few good lodges for an overnight stop.

Day 05: Trek to Langtang Village 3,430 m – 06 hrs.

Morning walk leads into dense woodland around river gorge to reach a small place at Ghodetabela with few houses serving as a lodge, with time here for a possible lunch stop and then start walking into the deep forest to reach our overnight destination at Langtang village encountering some Buddhist religious monuments of prayer walls and spinning bells. Populated by Tamang tribes where you can catch views of Langtang Lirung above the village, the area around Langtang was badly shaken and damaged from avalanche caused by April 25th and May 15th huge 2015 earthquakes, this and around other villages slowly getting back to normal life.

Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin 3,830 m / 12, 565 ft - 04 hrs.                                                    

From Langtang village, where morning leads to walking to reach at Kyanjin within scenic Langtang valley, with a short climb to reach a hilltop and then on gradual path entering into a wide open valley of Langtang and at Kyanjin with many good lodges for an overnight stay. Kyanjin offers tremendous mountain panorama within the beautiful Langtang valley enclosed by an array of giant peaks.

Day 07: At Kyanjin rest day with local excursion.

A beautiful place for rest day where short excursion and hike takes you to scenic hilltop at Tsherko-Ri or Kyanjin Ri rewards you with outstanding panorama of Ganesh Himal (7,405 m) Langtang Lirung (7,234 m)  Ghengu Liru (Langtang II  6,571m), Kim shut (6,745 m) and Shalbachum(6,918m) towards south Chimsedang with arrays of peaks includes Naya-Kanga (5,846m) and Gangchempo, Tilman's beautiful Fluted Peak, Jugal Himal and ending to eastern horizon at Dorje Lakpa (6,980m).

Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel - 06 hrs.  

After lovely moments around beautiful Langtang valley at Kyanjin, where morning walks leads back on the same route, with ample to view places of interest. A nice walk leads you back into farm villages of Langtang and Ghodetabla and entering into dense rhododendron and bamboo forest to reach at Lama Hotel for overnight stops in the midst of wonderful green surroundings, located in a river gorge of upper Trisuli or Langtang Khola.

Day 09: Trek to Thulo Syabru 2,120 m - 05 hrs.          

Morning walk on the same route for an hour to reach at a small River Side with few lodge and shops surrounded by bamboo groves, from here climb over a hill to reach at Thulo Syabru, where houses are closely lined up on a ridge top, here with time to explore around Tamang village with an old monastery perched on top of this village.                                                                                                                                                                                      

Day 10: Trek to Sing-Gompa / Chandanbari 3,330 m - 05 hrs.                        

From Thulo or Upper Syabru village morning leads to steep climb into terraced farm fields and villages, entering cool dense lovely alpine forest filled with tall rhododendron-magnolia-oaks-pines and fir tree lines, heading past cattle herders shelters and grazing land to reach Sing Gompa also called Chandanbari (place with sandalwood trees), at Sing-Gompa overnight in a nice lodge, with afternoon free visit its small cheese factory and old monastery situated on top of the village. 

Day 11: Trek to Gosainkund 4,200 m / 13,779 ft- 05 hrs.                                                     

After Sing Gompa and Chandanbari small village, morning leads with great views of Langtang and Ganesh-Himal as far towards Manaslu and Annapurna range in the west, a route leads higher up for an hour into rhododendron forest. Walking past green forested areas as walk continues heading for a steep climb after leaving behind tall tree trees for small rhododendron and juniper bushes, walk continues past some teahouses at a place called Laurabinaya, and then a descend to reach at Saraswati and Bhairabkund ponds where short climb takes you to overnight stop at Gosainkund close to its calm and clear glacial pond.  At Gosainkund, where great religious festival held once a year called Janai Purnima (Full Moon) in the month of August, great numbers of Hindu and Buddhists pilgrims throng the lake for a holy bath, as per Hindu popular belief, a huge rock at the center of the pond at one time had Shiva temple. 

Day 12: Trek to Gopte Odar 3,430m via Laurabinaya -la and Gosainkunda Pass 4,610 m / 15,124 ft - 07 hrs.

Enjoying pleasant time around the sacred pond of Gosainkund, where morning walk leads uphill between rocks and boulders, as walk heads past smaller ponds where the trail winds up to reach on top Gosainkund pass or Laurabinaya La, the highest spot of the adventure.  From the pass, a long downhill walk to reach Phedi means the bottom of a hill or pass, a small settlement with few teahouses, after refreshing stop continue walk heading east towards Helambu region and back into green vegetations and tree lines then reaching our overnight stop in a small place Gopte (means overhanging rocks).

Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang 2,470 m- 06 hrs.

Morning walk leads on the out where Helambu and Kathmandu trails join, from this isolated spot walk into the forest with some ups and down for an hour with last climb on top Thadepatti a scenic ridge overlooking views of high mountain range. After some rest walk leads downhill and back into farm fields to reach overnight stop in Kutumsang, an interesting farm village with mixed hill tribes of Sherpa, Hyalmo and Tamang people.

Day 14: Trek to Chisapani 2,165 m - 06 hrs.

Morning start towards Chisapani leads on the trail towards Kathmandu as our route heads on a winding path with few ups and down past farm villages to reach Gul-Bhanjyang.  After a refreshing break continues to rank on an ice and pleasant trail to reach at Pati Bhanjyang village, from here with a short steep climb to reach last overnight stop at Chisapani. A scenic and beautiful spot where offers grand views of sunrise and sunset over mountain panorama of Langtang, Jugal Himal range with Ganesh Himal-Manaslu and Annapurna range in the far west direction.

Day 15: Trek to Sundarijal 1,460 m and drive to Kathmandu- 04 hrs.   

Our last day walk of the adventure catching stunning sunrise views over chain of Himalayan peaks with Langtang range, where morning walk leads downhill into serene forest and farm village to reach Sundarijal (means beautiful water) where freshwater reservoir supplies for Kathmandu city, as walk continues down at Sundarijal small town for short exciting drive leads past famous Bouddhanath Stupa to reach back to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.

Last day in the country of Himalayan wonders, after an amazing experience and wonderful memories of Langtang and Gosainkund treks with great service of Nepal High-Point Trekking and then depart from the hotel as per your flight time our staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your homeward flight or to next respective countries.

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu- every hotel rate are affected by standard and ranking.  We will be happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Thus, please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of accommodation that you would like to stay in.


Cost Details

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Hotel or Tea Houses accommodation during trekking.
  • All Meals - Breakfast / Lunch and Dinner during trekking.
  • All ground transportation on comfortable private or public vehicles as per the itinerary.
  • A well trained and experienced, English speaking, Government licensed holders trekking guide.
  • Porter services (2 guest = 1 porter) would carry 20 - 25kg.
  • Staff cost - Their insurance, Food and accommodation, salary and insurance.
  • All necessary paper works - Langtang  National park permit and Nepal Government permit ( Trekkers information management system (TIMS) permit.
  • Farewell dinner.
  • Trekking equipment - Sleeping bag and Down Jackets but to be returned after the trekking trip completion.
  • All Government and local taxes.
  • Your personal nature expenses and travel insurance.
  • Drinks, Beverage, Hot shower and heater charge.
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • TIPS.

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Departure Dates

No fixed departures.