Langtang Valley with Gosainkunda Trek
The beautiful Gosainkunda Lake is one of the main attractions on the trek. Kyanjin Gompa and Shin Gompa are major religious sites on the trek. Trekkers can enjoy sights of the wildlife of Langtang National Park.
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Activity Level Fairly Easy
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The Langtang Valley with Gosainkunda Trek is a 15-day trek. The trek goes along the Langtang valley located to the north of Kathmandu valley. The trek is rather short but offers sublime vistas of the forests, Himalayas, and surrounding scenery.
The Langtang Valley with Gosainkunda Trek also passes through the Langtang National Park. Therefore, it allows the trekkers to enjoy the bio-diversity of the park as well.
It incorporates great scenic views with various cultural aspects. As such, the months from March to May are perfect to do the Langtang Valley with Gosainkunda Trek. Above all, the trek is an easy one. Anyone with a decent physical condition can do the trek.
At Eternal Himalaya, we aim to provide a memorable experience to our clients. We focus on their safety and comfort. Similarly, we also have many services and trips across the country.
- Airport picks up and drop by private vehicle.
- 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
- Kathmandu sightseeing by Private guide and private transportation
- Kathmandu – Dhunche – Kathmandu transportation.
- Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
- All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
- All accommodations in hotel, lodges/tea houses
- An experienced Government licensed guide and porters.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Farewell dinner with typical Nepali restaurant
- All government taxes.
Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
You will arrive in Kathmandu and our correspondent will greet you at the airport. You will be escorted to your hotel. You can spend the day resting or exploring the city. Meanwhile, you can also prepare for the trek.
Kathmandu to Sybrubensi (1503m), 7 to 8 Hours driving
Today, we begin the trip early morning and begin the drive to Syabrubensi. You will arrive at Syabrubensi after passing the towns of Trishuli Bazaar and Dhunche. Syabrubensi is the starting point of many treks in the Langtang region and has many shops displaying local handicrafts. On a clear day, you can also enjoy the views of Manaslu, Ganesh, and Langtang Himal ranges on the drive.
Syabrubensi to Lama Hotel (2410m), 5 to 6 Hours
After breakfast, you will begin the trek. We will begin by trekking along the Langtang River towards Rimche. The route is a gradual ascent as we head to the village of Bamboo. This will mean descending down the forested hills which are the prime habitat for Langurs. From here on, it’s a gradual ascent to Lama Hotel.
Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley (3330m), 5 to 6 hours
We begin our trek after breakfast and we need to ascend most of the way. We trek alongside the Langtang River to reach Ghodatabela. Along the way are several camps which are a temporary settlement for traders, herders and lumbers. The village of Langtang is the final stop before reaching Kyanjin.
Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3740m), 5 to 6 hours
En route to the village of Kyanjin, the trails are marked by cairns, inscribed rocks, Mani walls, and prayer flags. In fact, the Mani walls here are said to be one of the longest in Nepal. We will also notice the day to day activities of the villagers along the way to Kyanjin. The village gets its name from the Kyanjin Monastery that sits here. In the evening, you may also go explore the Monastery of Kyanjin and refresh your spirits.
At Kyanjin (3740m)
On this day, you can take the acclimatization hike to the Tserko Ri (4984m). The climb in altitude will be very helpful for your travels further to Gosainkunda. From the top of Tserko Ri (4984m), we can observe wonderful panoramic views of the Langtang ranges. Alternatively, we can trek to Langshisha Kharka which also offers glorious views of the mountains.
Kyanjin to Lama Hotel (2340m), 7 to 8 Hours
We will retrace our steps down to Lama Hotel. It is a long descent and can be tough on your knees so, take it easy. You will be viewing the scenery from a different angle this time around. It can still be a very different experience than the first time especially if on your way up the views were obstructed by clouds. You follow the Langtang River all the way to Lama Hotel.
Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2210m), 6 to 7 hours
We will branch off the main trail and now head off the other road to Thulo Syabru. The trek will first descend to Rimche and follow along a river before ascending back up to Thulo Syabru. The trek will be mostly straightforward along the river through Pine and Juniper groves. The views of the Langtang massif still graces on the trail to Thulo Syabru.
Thulo Syabru to Lauribinayak (3584m), 6 to 7 hours
After breakfast, you will be heading to Lauribinayak. The vegetation today makes for a beautiful trail decorated with the red hue of Rhododendron, Oak, and Hemlock trees. Through the tree shades, you can also enjoy the views of the Langtang Valley and the Langtang mountains in the background. Following a relatively isolated trail, we will head along the Phulung Danda to reach Lauribinayak.
Lauribinayak to Gosainkunda (4165m), 5 to 6 hours
Today, we will be treading up to Gosainkunda which holds great religious significance and draws many pilgrims. The ascent from Lauribinayak will continue on all the way up to Gosainkunda. During the ascent, you will be graced by views of the Ganesh and Langtang Himal ranges while the Tibetan mountains also glisten in the horizon. The Gosainkunda area has three main lakes, namely: Saraswati Kunda, Gosainkunda, and Bhairab Kunda.
Rest day at Gosainkunda (4165m)
The day today will be spent exploring and relaxing around the Gosainkunda lakes. The setting is tranquil and thousands of pilgrims flock to this location from time to time, especially during Janai Purnima. You can also take a dip in the waters. This is said to absolve you of your sins. Explore around the lakes and witness the wonderful views of the mountains around the lake premise.
Gosainkunda to Chandanbari (3330), 5 to 6 hours
The day today will be a trek down to Chandanbari. We will descend from the dry landscapes around Gosainkunda to the vegetated trails along the Chyolang Pati Danda. The small village is home to the Tamang people. You can also visit the Shin Gompa and witness the influence of the monastery on the lives of the residents. Be sure to taste the authentic Yak cheese once you are here.
Chandanbari to Dhunche (1960m), 2 to 3 hours, Drive to Kathmandu |5-6 Hrs
We will be losing more altitude today as we make our way to Dhunche. Dhunche is a populated town with a connection to the direct road. The settlements will increase in frequency from Chandanbari to Dhunche. It’s a short trek before you hop on a vehicle back to Kathmandu. Soak the scenery from the comfort of your seat, although some bumps along the way may not make it too comfortable! In the evening, we will host a farewell dinner in your name
Departure to Airport
We will bid you farewell with the best of wishes. A representative will come and pick you from your hotel and make sure you reach the airport on time. Your journey ends today as you fly to your next destination.
Highlights of the Langtang Valley with Gosainkunda Trek
The beautiful Gosainkunda Lake is one of the main attractions on the trek. Kyanjin Gompa and Shin Gompa are major religious sites on the trek. Since the trek runs through the national park, trekkers can enjoy sights of the wildlife in the national park. Thus, Red Panda, Himalayan Thar, and Barking Deer are few of the examples. Similarly, the trek is an opportunity to learn about Tamang and Tibetan cultures.
Itinerary of the Langtang Valley with Gosainkunda Trek
Firstly, the trek begins with an 8-hour long drive to Sybrubensi from Kathmandu. The trek leads to the Langtang Valley on the 4th day. The Langtang Valley is approximately situated at an altitude of 3330 meters. The trek to Kyanjin (3830 m) opens up the chance to visit the ancient monastery of Kyanjin Gompa. As the trekkers spend a day at Kyanjin, they can hike to the top of the Tserko Ri (4984m). From here, the trekkers head to Gosainkunda passing Thulo Syabru and Lauribinayak on the way.
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Duration of Trek: 15 days
Max altitude: 4984m
Ethnic People: Tamang/Sherpa
Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodges/Guest House
Transportation: Tourist Bus/Private Vehicle
Minimum Pax: 2
- Experience the hospitality and culture of the Sherpa and Tamang communities
- Climb to the top of Tserko Ri (4984m) and enjoy the panorama of Langtang Himalayas
- Explore the spiritual lakes of Gosainkunda
- Visit Kyanjin Gompa and Shin Gompa
Yes, Since the trek runs through the national park, trekkers can enjoy sights of the wildlife in the national park. Thus, Red Panda, Himalayan Thar, and Barking Deer are few of the examples. Similarly, the trek is an opportunity to learn about Tamang and Tibetan cultures.