Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking

Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking

Langtang Gosainkund trek is one of the nearest trekking destinations from Kathmandu. It has unparalleled combination of natural beauty and cultural riches. The trek begins from Kathmandu with the visit of cultural heritage sites  to the natural, cultural and religious wonders of the Langtang region considering an ultimate destination Gosainkund, one of the holiest pilgrimage sites in Nepal that provides an opportunity to explore the magnificent view of snowcapped mountains, beautiful mountain landscapes and waterfalls, Riches bio diversity national park with diverse flora and fauna, Tibetan monasteries, primitive Tibetan styles houses and Tamang culture at langtang valley and high mountain sacred lake for Hindus and Buddhist at Gosainkund.

The people in this region are mostly of Tamang ethnicity and Tibetan origin, whose culture dates back to hundreds of years. Traditionally built stone houses, beautifully carved wooden porches, their craftsmanship and attire reflect their rich Himalayan heritage.

Gosainkund is a sacred lake for Hindus and the Buddhists alike and is said to have had its origin when Lord Shiva swallowed poison to save the world. It is believed he pierced the earth with his trishul (trident) from where a fountain of water sprang forming a lake where the burning Shiva jumped to soothe the burning in his thorat.Devotees pray to a long stone in the middle of the lake believing it to be the sleeping Shiva.

During Janai Purnima (full-moon festival in August), hundreds of Hindu and Buddhists pilgrims visit the Gosainkund area in about a one-week period. At this time Jhankris (Shaman priests) come from all over Nepal to dance in an induced trance to all night singing and drum beating. It takes about 45 minutes to circumambulate the lake.

Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking Itinerary

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, meet and greet at the international airport and transfer to hotel. Short briefing of trip. Check in to hotel and rest for refreshment. Overnight at Hotel, Kathmandu.

After breakfast, pick up from hotel and head towards the Kathmandu sightseeing tour especially UNESCO world cultural heritage sites which includes Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square for the experience of beautiful fusion of religion, culture and history. These heritage monuments reflect centuries old culture, arts and architecture of Nepal which are unique in world. After tour, drop off to hotel and make a preparation for Langtang Helambu Trekking including all the trekking permits and equipments. Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu.

After breakfast, pick up from hotel and drive to Syabru Beshi for about 07-08 hrs through the scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas. It is a beautiful village stretched out along the ridgeline and starting point of this Trekking. Overnight at Guest house, Syabru Beshi.

After breakfast, start the first day of the trek to Lama Hotel. It is the easiest part of the trek. The trail ascends gently up Lama Hotel through forest. In route, there may be encounter with Red Panda, monkey and Bear. Overnight at Tea House, Lama Hotel.

After breakfast, start the trek to Langtang Village. The trail passes through the dense forest. During the Trekking, glimpse of Langtang Lirung Peak, white monkeys and birds can be seen. Overnight at Teat House, Langtang Village.

After breakfast, start the trek to Kyangjin Gompa for about 03 hours. The trail ascends up gradually through small villages and yak pastures which provides excellent panoramic close up view of Langtang Lirung(7,245m), Langtang Ri(6,370m), Genjempol, Ganjala and Naya Kenga Himal ranges. Overnight at Teat House, Kyanjing Gompa.

After breakfast,proceed to the excursion of Kyangjin Gompa and its surroundings.Visit around 400 years old Monastery and Yak Cheese Factory. Ascend up Kyanjin Ri (4,350 m) to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or hike up to Tsergo Ri (4,984m) for a breath-taking panoramic view of the Langtang peak. Hike back to Kyanjing Gompa and overnight too.

After breakfast, start the trek back to Lama Hotel retracing the same trail that follows steep descent. Overnight at Guest House, Lama Hotel.

After breakfast, start the trek to Thulo Syabru.The beginning of the trek is gently descent till Pairo and then steep ascent to Thulo Syabru.The upper part of the trail is more beautiful, it offers panoramic view of mountains and green hills. En route, there might be spotted red pandas, monkey and various species of birds. This region is dominated by Tamang ethnic community who have adopted the Tibetan lifestyle. Overnight at Tea house, Thulo Syabru.

After breakfast, start the trek to Singh Gompa.It is an amazing place to experience the Tibetan lifestyle and culture that is followed by the settlement along the area. The view of the mountains along the journey is an ideal one. Visit Cheese factory and Buddhist monastery. Overnight at Tea house, Sing Gompa.

After breakfast, start the trek to Gosainkund Lake the trek goes on a rugged trail with dramatic views of Himal Chuli (7,893m), Manaslu (8,156m) and Ganesh Himal (7,406m). At Gosainkund, there are dozens of lakes. Among them, the major three are Saraswatikund, Bharab Kunda and Gosainkunda.Visit and explore the Gosiankund Lake. This lake is considered to be one of the holiest lakes of the Hindus and the Buddhists. According to a legend, Gosainkunda was created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed poison. This trekking destination is also famous for Tamang culture, Mountain views, Tibetan Monasteries, primitive Tibetan style houses, yak cheese factory, beautiful landscape and waterfalls. Overnight at Tea house, Gosainkunda.

This is a very special day and highlight of this trek to explore the holy Gosainkund Lake. A sacred lake for both the adherents of Hindu and Buddhist faiths,is also famous for wonderful scenery. Trek back to Sing Gompa and overnight at tea house.

After breakfast, start the trek back to Dhunche. The trek descends to Dhunche, headquarters of Rasuwa district, passing through pine, oak, and rhododendron forests. Overnight at Guest house, Dhunche.

After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu retracing the same path. After reaching Kathmandu, transfer to hotel. Check in to hotel and rest for refreshment. Enjoy the free time by shopping at souvenir shops or hanging around Thamel(Tourism hub city). In the evening, Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural dance performance. Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu.

Leisure until departure. Transfer to International airport to board the flight.

Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking Cost

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
  • Welcome drinks (non-alcoholic) and farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance show.
  • All accommodation in 3-star category hotels on bed and breakfast basis in Kathmandu whilst Tea House accommodation on full board basis (all meals) during the trek.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with private vehicle and Tour guide.
  • All sightseeing monuments entrance fees.
  • Kathmandu – Syabru Beshi overland round transportation by Public Bus.
  • All the necessary permit charges for trekking (National Park + TIMS), official service charges, government and local taxes.
  • Highly experienced, friendly, government license holder guide and porter with salary, accommodation, food, transportation and insurance.
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and trekking poles (To be returned after the completion of trekking).
  • Medical supplies (First aid kit carried by Trekking leader).
  • Arrangement of helicopter service (for the rescue of emergency situation), which will be paid by your travel insurance company.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • International airfare.
  • Trekking, medical and travel insurance (Compulsory).
  • Lunches and Dinners not mentioned above.
  • All personal expenses (phone calls,laundry,bar bills,battery recharge,extra porters,bottle or boiled water,shower etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Tea House,early arrival or late departure,early return or late return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (tips is expected).

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Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking

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