The isolated and beautiful Langtang Valley and the lofty alpine lakes of Gosainkunda are combined within Langtang Gosainkunda Trek. This amazing journey begins with a drive through land to Dhunche, the main trading center of the region, and continues with a variety of beautiful Himalayan views and exciting ethnic exchanges. In close proximity to the Nepal-Tibet border, the trek area is located just north of Kathmandu.
Langtang Valley Trek ends after exploring the lovely Langtang National Park, Gosainkunda Lake, 4,380m, and stunning mountain vistas to its north. From Kathmandu, we follow the Trisuli River north through Trisuli Bazar and Dhunche to Syabrubesi, a Sherpa village that is right on the border of the Langtang National Park. Then, we ascend up. A gorge-like portion of the valley makes a swing to the east and enters the Langtang valley. On our way to the Tamang town of Langtang, we go through woods of oak and rhododendron and even cross a glacial moraine. This hike offers the chance for seeing deep gorges, mountainous terrain, pine forests, and yak pastures. The trek further leads to an understanding of Buddhist religious traditions, mysterious monasteries, charming villages, hillside terraces, tranquil valleys, and breathtaking glaciers flowing from high mountains i.e.Jugal Himal range. The trail also takes us to the holy Gosainkunda (4,380m), an alpine freshwater lake situated at a great altitude in the Rasuwa mountains.
Besides Gosainkunda and Langtang valley, our trail also leads toward the 700-year-old Kyangin Gompa monastery at an elevation of 4000m. We will stop at the village and the next day tries the yak cheese made in the nearby factory. On our ascent to see the glaciers, which serve as the entrance to Tibet, we pass through Nubamatang. As we proceed south, we pass through the Helambu valley to Gul Bhanjyang, crossing the Laurebina Pass (4610m), and leaving the Langtang region in our rearview mirror. On a clear day, we can see Everest, the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Langtang, and many other mountains with outstanding clarity.
The Langtang Gosaikunda trek is about 117 km (about 72.7 mi) with 35 km (about 21.75 mi) of the bumpy road from Trisuli to Dhunche. A standard 13-day itinerary of the Langtang and Gosaikunda trek includes good lodge accommodation with healthy food. You'll be walking approx. 5-7 hours daily. Since you will be walking a lot, it can be difficult for someone who does not walk normally or is not involved in physical work. Mountain Guide Trek and Expedition Pvt. Ltd is constantly available to assist our visitors.
Additionally, for travelers to the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, we can change the days based on their preferences and concerns. If you have an infinite or restricted amount of time, the Langtang Valley Trek, Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek, or Langtang Helambu Circuit would be a good option for your holiday.
Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is a mid-hill trip. So, the trek's level of difficulty can range from easy to moderate. The majority of the trail is woodland. As a result, if you hike during the monsoon season, you are more likely to suffer leech bites. Altitude might be a problem for people who are traveling from sea level. In order to avoid getting altitude sickness trekkers are generally requested to hike gently and drink sufficient water and electrolytes. Moreover, there are narrow pathways in certain spots. On seeing, the yak caravan approaching, move to the safer side and wait for it to pass. Experienced hikers forbid others from smelling the flowers on the trail. They claim the blossoms are deadly, and that smelling them might trigger altitude sickness.
Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims revere Gosainkunda as a sacred site. Numerous Hindu pilgrims worship Lord Shiva each year on the auspicious occasion of Janai Purnima, which falls on the full moon day of the Nepali calendar in the month of Bhadra (August). The pilgrims from India and Nepal make the lake crowded. Lord Shiva is believed for ingesting Kalkut poison to protect the earth and the creatures from being destroyed. As he suffered a lot from the reaction of the strongest poison, it is believed he created the lake using his holy trident i.e. Trishul. And after piercing the mountain he drank the water to soothe his burning throat and lay on the stone ground. Later on, water filled the ground and took the shape of a lake. The Hindu people still believe that suffering, grief, and sins are wiped away after taking a dip in the holy lake.
From Kathmandu, Langtang is the closest hilly trekking area. But each season offers its own benefits and drawbacks for trekking in the Langtang Valley. As trekking season peaks in all of Nepal's areas, autumn is the most favored season. Autumn encompasses the months of September, October, and November, which include comfortable temperatures and a clear sky with little to no precipitation. Moreover, Gosaikunda's weather is very unstable and subject to sudden changes. Always expect rain, so prepare all the gear you'll need for the walk before going to Gosaikunda. Maintain a supply of food, water bottles, sunglasses, raincoats, walking sticks, gloves, warm clothing, hiking boots, and warm clothing. The finest times to visit Gosaikunda are in the autumn and spring. Because of the unpredictable weather. Between the beginning of September and the end of December and from the end of February to the beginning of June is regarded as the best time to visit. Travel is possible in July and August as well, but because of the rain, the view will be hazy.
Welcome to Mountain Guide Trek of Nepal and a hearty Namaste. A Mountain guide Treks representative will welcome you when you arrive (MGT). Pick up your bags and look for our representative at the arrival gate with a Mountain Guide Treks and Expedition display board with the name of the Group leader after finishing your customs formalities (Visa, etc.). After that, you will be taken to the hotel. If there is time after check-in, you will go to the MGT office to meet the other travelers and your hiking guide as well as to make any last-minute preparations for the trip. Your arrival time will determine everything. (BB basis, overnight stay at a luxury hotel).
Depending on the number of people traveling, the drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi takes about nine hours by bus or Land Cruiser. Driving over picturesque slopes and ridgeline panoramas to Syabru Besi after leaving Kathmandu, you pass via Dhunche. You may see Ganesh Himal, terraces, and lush hills as you travel along the road at the Trishuli River's bank. You get the impression that you are moving toward deep land as you travel through Dhunche. The road is still being built, you realize at the same time. (Full-board accommodation in a tea house overnight)
The trail initially follows the Langtang Khola and passes through Bhote Koshi. This path passes through the Landslide area as it gradually climbs to Bamboo. Your trip then gradually climbs to Rimche (2400 meters), passing via Bamboo (1960 meters), which is located along the bank of the Langtang Khola. If you'd like, you can eat lunch here. The trail to the Lama Hotel is level toward the end. If you're lucky, you might spot red pandas, monkeys, and bears along the way. (Full-board accommodation in a tea house overnight)
The walk follows the Gumanechok, Ghoda Tabela, or "Horse Stable" trail. Following this, the trail becomes gently inclining and picturesque in the valley with the grazing Yaks. As we approach the peak, the vista from Langtang village, one of the small and historic settlements along this trekking path, becomes even more breathtaking. (Full board overnight stay at tea house).
It's a shorter walk today, but it's long enough to acclimate. Because of the well-known cheese manufacturing, the surroundings are fascinating. A spot to explore the valley and many other minor peaks is the stunning valley in the lap of the Langtang Lirung and other nearby mountains (Overnight at tea house on a full board basis)
Today, we retract our trek to Lama Hotel. Even though it is mostly downhill, you will witness stunning vistas of the majestic mountains you missed on the way up. You should take your time and move extremely gently. (Full-board accommodation in a tea house overnight)
The initial trail descends to the river, crosses it, and then climbs to Thulo Syabru. Along with other interesting sights, you will see Langtang Himal. You will pass through pine and juniper trees as you make your way on your journey. (Full-board accommodation in a tea house overnight)
The trail continues less steeply through forests of oak, rhododendron, and hemlock to Shin Gompa. You'll have some amazing views of Langtang Himal and Langtang valley on the route to your trek. Another location where Cheese is well-liked is Shin Gompa. The trail gradually ascends to Cholang Pati from Sing Gompa (3650m). Views of Langtang Lirung, the mountains bordering Tibet, and the magnificent forest rich in rhododendron and pine may be seen from Challenge Pati. To get to Laurebina Yak, the route ascends. (Full-board accommodation in a tea house overnight)
Ascending farther would give you nice views of Saraswati Kunda and a tiny shrine with a statue of Sakyamuni. After some hiking, you'll enjoy spectacular views of Bhairav Kunda and then continue on a gentle ascent to Gosaikunda. (Full-board accommodation in a tea house overnight)
You will arrive at Laurebina Lake after following the trail to the northern side of Gosaikunda Lake, across a moraine, and passing three additional tiny lakes (4610m). At Bhera Goth (4240m) and Phedi, the trail descends to a National Park Post (3740m). The trail dips from Phedi climbs through bamboo bushes to Dupichaur (3630m) and then descends to Ghopte. The track climbs multiple ups and downs through moraines as it descends from Ghopte before making the last rise to Tharepati while taking in the lovely views along the way. (Full-board accommodation in a tea house overnight)
The trek leads through woodlands from Tharepati to Magen Goth (3420m) and Penghu. On the approach to Khutumsang, the trail dips through a fir and rhododendron forest while offering views of stunning, dazzling peaks (2450m). The trail finally descends to the charming hill town of Gul Bhanjyang. (Full-board accommodation in a tea house overnight)
To reach Thodang Bettini (2260m) and Chipping, the trip continues along a forested hill (2170m). The trail leads to Pati Bhanjyang (1860m), a Brahman and Chhetri settlement, after a very steep descent. The trek then continues to Chisopani, where you may watch the sunrise over the Himalayas and mountain views. (Full-board accommodation in a tea house overnight)
The trail from Chisopani continues through an oak and rhododendron forest, bringing you to Borlang Bhanjyang (2440m). Your Shivapuri entrance permission will be checked at the Army checkpoint after a short distance, and you will then reach Mulkharka (1800m), from where you will get a breathtaking view of the Kathmandu valley. You will get to Sundarijal, where there is a significant water project, after descending through the forest. We will arrive in Kathmandu by private car or van from Sundarijal after around two hours. Do not forget that the Mountain Guide Trek crew will be joining us for a wonderful celebratory "Farewell supper" to mark the successful completion of the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek! (BB base, one night in a luxury hotel)
The trip's final day in Nepal is today, so you're bidding goodbye to the mountains and wrapping up your time there. There is nothing to do but organize the images and exchange emails with travel partners. You can go shopping or go sightseeing if you have more time. A Mountain Guide Treks representative will drive you to the airport around three hours prior to your flight's planned departure time.
Entry visa for Nepal: You can simply obtain a visa upon arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuwan International Airport by paying $40 or equivalent in foreign currency for a 30-day multiple-entry tourist visa. Similar to that, a $100 fee will get you a 90-day multiple-entry tourist visa. Bring two duplicate passport-size pictures.)
We suggest the following items of clothes and equipment for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in Nepal. This list of apparel and equipment is not meant to be exhaustive; rather, it serves as a reminder of the things we believe are important for your comfort and ease. However, we are aware that you might have your own style preferences for apparel that might be just as appropriate.
If the above schedule does not meet your requirements, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.
Gosainkunda is a glacial lake situated at an elevation of (4380m) in the Rasuwa district of Nepal. Gosainkunda is a popular pilgrimage site for Buddhists and Hindus. Hindus take a holy dip during Janai Purnima and worship lord Shiva, putting a sacred thread on their body. Besides, Gosainkunda has emerged as a touristic destination because it is one of the nearest glacial lakes to Kathmandu. The pilgrims reach Gosainkunda in April to celebrate Nepali New Year and in August to observe Jani Purnima. But the trekkers hike mainly in Spring, Summer, and Autumn seasons to enjoy the scenario of Gosainkunda. In winter the lake remains frozen and the number of trekkers is limited.
Gosainkunda trek is a moderate-level trek locked within the Langtang National park to the north of Kathmandu Valley. Gosainkunda trek follows the ancient route to the Tamang communities. We need a special permit to enter the Langtang National Park from Nepal government. No damage or harm should be done to any of the species, plants, or monuments all throughout the trek.
Gosainkunda Lake is situated at an elevation of 4380m with specific religious importance to the Hindus and Buddhists. People revere Gosainkunda lake with high religious importance and try to reach it at least once in a lifetime. But, besides, Gosainkunda lake there are other lakes to be observed. All together 22 associated lakes have been discovered around Gosainkunda lake and this area has been included in the Ramsar site in 2007. The other important lakes to observe during Langtang Gosainkunda treks are; Bhairab Kunda (4315m), Surya Kunda, Nilkunda, Chandra Kunda (4477m), Raja Kunda, Rani Kunda, Ragat Kunda (4493m), Ama Kunda and so on.
The famous rafting river Trisuli gets originated from Gosainkunda Lake. According to the Hindu myth, lord Shiva drank the Kalkut poison to save the planet from destruction. Finally, to relieve himself from the burning effect of the poison, he created the lake with the help of his holy trident and lay down on the lake. Whatever the story is. Two of the major lakes Bhairab Kunda and Gosainkunda has become the major source of Trisuli river until now.
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