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Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking

North of Kathmandu valley lies Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung. Nestled at the foot of these Himalayan ranges is a beautiful, secluded, valley filled with nature’s bounty - the Langtang National Park. Here the rare red pandas lurk in dense lichen-draped rhododendron thickets, hears of blue sheep graze the alpine meadows and glaciated valleys amidst a scenery of lofty Himalayan peaks. From Kyanjing Gompa we will have a chance to climb a ridge on Tserko Ri Peak (5033m), or hike to the foot of Langshisa glacier, for an incredible view of glaciers, icefalls and snow fields surrounded on all sides by high mountains. On the way return we will hike up to the holy Gosainkunda lakes and Laurebenayak pass where the Home of Lord Shiva according to the Hindu Mythology. At Gosainkunda we will able to see more then 5 lakes which is lies over 4200meters. The region of Langtang and Gosainkunda although easily approached from Kathmandu is far less trekked than the Annapurna or Everest areas making it all the more attractive. A wonderful walk through a naturalist's trail.

Moderate To strenuous trekking and lodging between 2000m and 4,380m with one pass crossing of 4,610m and optional hiking to 5,033mon Tserko Ri Peak. Accommodations in comfortable lodges run by local families. The trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu and includes all meals, services of experienced trek guide and porters to carry luggage. Clients carry a day-pack only and walk at their own pace.

Day    Description

Day 01: Kathmandu to Dhunche (1937 m.): Drive about 10 hrs to Dhunche and rest.

Day 02: Dhunche to Shyabru Village (2087 m.): Descend to Shyabru River and trek hill about 2 hrs. Via Bharkhu. Magnificent view of Mt. Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Mt. Kerung of Tibet can be seen from here. Trek for another 2 hrs through the Jungle and reach Shyabru village for the overnight rest.

Day 03: Shyabru Village to Lama Hotel (2380 m.): Walk downwards for about 2 hrs. through forest and ascend for about 1hr. to reach Bombu Village (1850 m.) Gradually ascend through Bombu Jungle and reach Lama Hotel to stay.

Day 04: Lama Hotel to Langtang (3500 m.): Trek forward through Rhododendron and Pine forest for about 3 hrs. And reach Ghoda Tabela then walk for another two hours and reach Langtang (biggest village of the area) inhabited by Buddhist Tamangs and Tibetans.

Day 05: Langtang to Kyanging Gompa (3700 m.): Trek for 3 hrs through the trail and reache Kyanging Gompa where you can see local cheese factory and beautiful mountains from Yala peak, excursion spot.

Day 06: Kyanging Gompa to Lama Hotel: Trek back by same route.

Day 07: Lama Hotel to Shyabru Village: Trek back by same route.

Day 08: Shyabru Village to Sing Gompa (3254 m.): Trek upwards through the forest of Fir and Rhododendron. The only of human habitations are the shepherd's occasional huts. Camp near the deserted Sing Gompa (6/7 hrs walk).

Day 09: Sing Gompa to Gosain Kund (4300 m.): A steep rugged trail but adequately compensated by dramatic views of Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and possibly Annapurna Range in the west; the beautiful valley of Langtang Lirung in the north. Passing a few huts in the high pasture of Lauribina and crossing a small ridge, have the first look of about a dozen holy lakes; Saraswotikund, Bhairavkund and Gosaikund are the main holy lakes among them.

Day 10: Rest day for excursion

Day 11: Gosai Kund to Thade Pati (3600 m.): Continue the trek over rugged trails and pass several smaller lakes to the Thade Pati Pass then descend along a ridge to the tree line. Continue to descend to reach Thade Pati through Juniper, Rhododendron forests, beautiful water falls and rest overnight at Thade Pati. (8 hrs. walk).

Day 12: Thade Pati to Kutumsang (2468m.): Drop steadily all day through Fir and Rhododendron forests and prickly leafed oak forest enjoying the excellent views of the mountains, the Helambu valley and reach Kutumsang for a rest overnight. (6/7 hrs. walk).

Day 13: Kutumsang to Chisapani (2194 m.): Trek within gentle ups and downs following a ridge to reach Chisopani with excelent views of Himalayan range from Mt. Manaslu to Mt. Everest (6/7 hrs. walk).

Day 14: Chisapani to Kathmandu: Climb to the small pass at Burlang Bhanjyang and take a last look at the great line of the snow peaks of the Himalaya before descending to Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu from Sundarijal (4/5 hrs. walk).

Note: We need two more extra days for arrival and departure. Altogether, we require at least 16 days in Nepal (Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking 14 days + 2 days for arrival and departure)

Facts of the Trek

Destination: Langtang Gosaikunda
Trek Grade: Moderate
Group Size: Min -1
Departure: On Request
Max. Altitude: 5033 m.
Season: Spring and Autumn
Accommodation: Lodge / Tented
Duration: 16 Days

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