Discover the exquisite ‘Walking the Himalayas ‘ in style
Gosaikunda trekking combines the remote and spectacular valley of Langtang, with the high mountain lakes at Gosainkunda. Visit the beautiful Langtang National park and then trek to the end of the valley to view the wonderful mountains views. Following the Trisuli River north out of Kathmandu, we travel through Trisuli Bazaar and Dhunche to Syabrubensi, a Sherpa village located at the very edge of the Langtang National Park. We then swing east into the Langtang valley, crossing the river several times as we travel up along a gorge-like, lower section of the valley. We pass through oak and rhododendron forests and even cross glacial moraine on our way to the Tamang village of Langtang.
A little further up the valley is Kyangin Gompa, where we stop overnight and sample the local yak cheese. We pass through Nubamatang, nestled in a hidden valley, on our way up to view the glaciers, which mark the gateway into Tibet. Backtracking, we travel through Syabru and Sing Gompa to a high plateau, where the sacred lake Gosainkund is located. Crossing the Llaurebena Pass (4610m), we continue south, leaving the Langtang region behind us as we travel through the Helambu valley to Gul Bhanjyang.
Day 1: Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (2000 m).
Drive to Syarbu Besi through the Bhotekoshi Riverbank, villages and beautiful ranges of Mountains.
Day 2: Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel (2748 m).
Trek through the Terraced fields, few jungles, the small river, few different villages. You cross suspension bridge as well. After crossing the Langtang Khola you will reach your destination of Lama Hotel.
Day 3: Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley (3500 m).
Start our trek onward of stepping up. After walking around 2 hrs we will reach the place called Ghora Tabela, night stop. This is a small town of Trekkers lodges, some shop and police checkpoint. Walking through Tamang villages, Tibetan style of prayer flags and prayer wheels can be seen on the way. You will reach to Langtang Village which is headquarters of Langtang National Park.
Day 4: Langtang Valley to Kyanjin Gompa (3870 m).
Trail skirts gradually through rich yak pastures and interesting traditional villages of Muna to Singdun. We cross a wooden cantilever bridge and reach a wide valley after climbing a moraine. Finally, on ascending along the mountain passes we arrive at Kyagjin Gompa. There are a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory.
Day 5: Kyanjin to Lama Hotel (2784 m).
Walk back to Lama Hotel following the trail of we retrace our route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. We stop for our Lunch on the way than a steep descent to Lama Hotel.
Day 6: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2000 m).
We start our trek back to Thulo Syabru. This gives us an opportunity to get an insight into tradition, culture, and custom of Tamang community. We can also simply relax in the sun savoring the aura and beauty of majestic Himalayan Mountains.
Day 7: Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3330 m).
Passing schools and compass the trail climb up the steep hill and to Dursagang (2660 m). The trail further proceeds through the forest of hemlock and oak to the top of the ridge at Foprang Danda (3190 m). Climbing and passing the government agriculture office you will reach to Sing Gompa which is the main attraction of Chandan Bari.
Day 8: Sing Gompa to Lauribina Yak (3920 m).
From Sing Gompa, the trail climbs gradually up to Chalang pati (3650 m). From Chalang path, your views of Langtang Lirung, the Mountains edging Tibet and the majestic forest full of rhododendron and pine. The trail ascends to Laurebina Yak.
Day 9: Lauribina Yak – Gosaikunda (4460 m).
The route ascends up to a small temple with a statue of Sakyamuni and further climbing you can see good views of Saraswati Kunda. After trekking some while you have excellent views of Bhairav Kunda and climbing gently you will reach to Gosaikund.
Day 10: Gosaikunda to Gopte (3440 m).
The trail leads to the northern side of Gosaikunda Lake, crosses a moraine, passing three more small lakes; you will reach Laurebina La (4610 m). The trail descends to a National Park Post at Bhera Goth (4240 m) and to Phedi (3740 m). From Phedi, the route drops and climbs through scrub bamboo to Dupichaur (3630 m) and descends finally to Ghopte.
Day 11: Gopte to Tharepati (3640 m).
Descending from Ghopte the trail makes several ups and down across moraines, then makes a final ascent to Tharepati observing the fine scenery along the path.
Day 12: Tharepati to Gul Bhanjayang (2140 m).
From Tharepati the trail precedes passing through forests, to Magen Goth (3420m) and to Penghu. The trail descends through fir and rhododendron forest observing the view of beautiful and glittering peaks on its way to Khutumsang (2450m). Finally, the trail descends to the delightful hill village of Gul Bhanjyang.
Day 13: Gul Bhanjayang to Chisopani (2134 m).
Continue along the forested ridge climbing to Thodang Bettini (2260 m) and to Chipling (2170 m). Making a very steep descent the trail heads to Pati Bhanjyang (1860 m), a Brahman and Chhetri village. Then the trail proceeds to Chisopani where you can see the mountain views and the sunrise on the Himalaya.
Day 14: Chisopani to Sundarijal (1300 m).
From Chisopani the route goes forward through the forest of oak and rhododendron and brings you to Borlang Bhanjyang (2440m). After a while, you will get to the Army check post where your Shivapuri entrance permit is checked, then to Mulkharka (1800 m) from where you will have a spectacular view of Kathmandu valley. Descending through the forest you will reach to Sundarijal where there is a large water project.
Day 15: Sundarijal to Kathmandu.
You will drive from Sundarijal to Kathmandu.
- Your arrival and departure from Airport –hotel -airport
- All your standard meals for Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, during the trek.
- Teahouse Accommodations during the trek.
- Equipment like a sleeping bag, Down Jacket & needed things etc if you do not have your own.
- All ground transportation by bus or Jeep as per you need.
- Well, English speaking guide, friendly, experienced, with government license holder.
- A Guide, food, Transport, Accommodation, Salary, equipment, e.t.c. All paid.
- Porter if you need. -Monastery fees.
- Emergency helicopter rescues service. ( pay by your travel insurance company.)
- Insurance of Guide and porter.
- Inform your Embassy about you’re traveling in Nepal if needed.
- Trekking Permit. (National Park fee) -TIMS (trekkers’ Information Management System.)
- First aid service.
- All kind’s of Drinks like Mineral water, beer Juice, Coke, Fanta, other alcoholic hard drink’s, ETC.
- Sweet things like chocolate and others
- Tips for the guide and porter.
- Your personal expenses.
Trip duration: 15 Days
Grade: Easy to Moderate Trek
Activity: Sightseeing and Trekking
Starts at: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Trek type: FOT
Maximum altitude: 4610 m
Meal: Full board trek, Breakfast at Kathmandu
Transportation: Bus/Jeep/Private Car/Tourist Bus
Best Month: Jan – May and Sept-Dec
Group Size: 01 Minimum and 12 Maximum
Why we love this travel
- Gosaikunda trek is the closest trip to the Himalayan region from Kathmandu valley
- Enjoy the tranquil remote landscape, people following Himalayan Buddhism with living style and culture similar to Tibet
- This trek will offer a variety of Rhododendron, huge Bamboo forest, beautiful landscape, snow-capped mountains range and rich wildlife including Red Pandas.
- Gosaikunda and Langtang Valley Trek is the fusion of the isolated hamlet on the lap spectacular Langtang Range along with the high mountain lakes- Gosaikunda.
Is this trek right for you?
- This is a 15 days strenuous trekking with an altitude of 4380 m/14366 ft.
- Minimum daily walking 4 to 6 hours with Moderate to Fairly Challenging
- Moderate physical fitness is required for your health safety
- Please ensure you understand the altitude and sickness while you are in the height