Langtang: 15-Day Gosaikunda Trek & Kathmandu Transfers

Langtang: 15-Day Gosaikunda Trek & Kathmandu Transfers

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Duration
15 days
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What You'll Do
  • Explore the Tibetan villages of the Langtang region
  • Trek the Gosaikunda trail of the Himalayas
  • See stunning panoramas of mountain ranges such as the Ganesh Himal
  • Climb through forests of juniper, rhododendron, and oak
  • Look for monkeys and bear in the wild
  • Immerse yourself in the Sherpa culture of Nepal
  • Discover remote monasteries and villages
  • Stay in comfortable guesthouse accommodations
Overview
Trek the Gosaikunda route of the Langtang region on the border of Nepal and Tibet, and enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayas every step of the way. Explore the Langtang Valley, visit low altitude glaciers, go to small villages and much more.
What to Expect
This 15-day Gosaikunda trek provides the perfect opportunity to hike along the border of Tibet and Nepal. In between the main Himalayan range to the north, and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south, the trek passes through remote villages and climbs small peaks. Visit glaciers at low altitude and see the sacred lake of the Buddhists and Hindus.

Day 1:
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi by bus, a journey of about 8 hours. Travel through scenic foothills, with ridgeline vistas. Continue along the shore of the Trishuli River and enjoy views of the terraces and hills of Ganesh Himal. Pass through Dhunche before checking into your guesthouse accommodation in Sybru Bensi.
(Altitude: 1,462 Meters / 4,898 Feet)

Day 2: (Trek: 5 Hours)
Today you will trek from Syabru Besi to the Lama Hotel, crossing through the Bhote Koshi and Langtang Khola. Climb up to Bamboo passing landslides, before trekking gently down to Rimche. Continue on to the Lama Hotel, looking out for monkeys and bears along the way.
(Altitude: 2,500 Meters / 8,375 Feet)

Day 3: (Trek: 5 Hours)
Continue your trek, heading towards Langtang village via Ghore Tabela, where the trail emerges from the forest and climbs gently as the valley widens. Pass some of the temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer. Pass a monastery just before you arrive at Langtang in the Langtang National Park.
(Altitude: 3,307 Meters / 11,078 Feet)

Day 4: (Trek: 4 Hours)
Trek to Kyangjin Gompa along a trail that climbs gradually through small villages and yak pasture. Navigate small streams and moraines to reach the settlement at Kyangjin. Marvel at the dramatic setting, with snow-covered peaks surrounding all directions. Overnight at a guesthouse and acclimitize to the altitude.
(Altitude: 3,798 Meters / 12,723 Feet)

Day 5:
Enjoy a day of rest, acclimitizing to the conditions, with gentle explorations of the Kyangjin Gompa.

Day 6: (Trek: 6 Hours)
Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to the Lama Hotel, retracing your route following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village, and on to Ghora Tabela. Continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel after lunch.
(Altitude: 2,500 Meters / 8,375 Feet)

Day 7: (Trek: 5.5 Hours)
Continue to Thulo Syabru. A gentle descent at the start of the trail takes you up to a landslide, then climbs steeply to Thulo Syabru. Look for red pandas and monkeys en route, as well as various species of birds. Enjoy the magnificent nature and views of Ganesh Himal and the mountain ranges of Langtang Himal.
(Altitude: 2,250 Meters / 7,382 Feet)

Day 8: (Trek: 5 Hours)
Today you will trek through oak, fir and hemlock forest to Sing Gompa, enjoying views of Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal along the way. Pass yak cheese farms, and more.
(Altitude: 3,250 Meters / 10,663 Feet)

Day 9: (Trek: 5 Hours)
Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda, gently climbing up to Lauribinayak before a steep ascent all the way to Gosaikunda. The rugged trail provides dramatic views of Himal Chuli, and the mountain ranges of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal, as well as the Annapurna range on clear days. Hike the high pasture of Laurebinayak for your first views of the holy lakes of the Gosaikunda Basin. According to legend, Gosainkunda was created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier to obtain water to quench his thirst after swallowing a poison that threatened to destroy the world.
(Altitude: 4,300 Meters / 14,108 Feet)

Day 10: (Trek: 6 Hours)
Cross the Laurebina Yak Pass and trek on to Ghopte, with views down to the forested glen.
(Altitude: 3,430 Meters / 11,253 Feet)

Day 11: (Trek: 6 Hours)
Continue your mountain adventure with a trek to Melamchi Gaon via the Tharepati Pass, passing through rhododendron and juniper forests.
(Altitude: 3,490 Meters / 11,450 Feet)

Day 12: (Trek: 5.5 Hours)
Trek to Tarkeghyang getting closer to the valley floor, where the land is more easily cultivated. Check into your guesthouse for an overnight stay.
(Altitude: 2,743 Meters / 9,000 Feet)

Day 13: (Trek: 5.5 Hours)
Continue down into the Helambu Valley en route to the beautiful Sherpa settlement of Shermathang, boasting many ancient monasteries.
(Altitude: 2,621 Meters / 8,600 Feet)

Day 14: (Trek: 5 Hours)
Trek through forests of rhododendron and pine before the land turns to cultivated fields, en route to the Melamchi Pul Bazaar and the end of your epic trekking adventure.
(Altitude: 846 Meters / 2,776 Feet)

Day 15: (Drive: 4 Hours)
Drive back to Kathmandu from Melamchi Pul Bazaar for the end of the tour services.
What's Included
  • Airport or hotel pick-up in Kathmandu by private car
  • Standard 3-star accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Guided city tour of Kathmandu
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available guesthouse accommodation on the trek
  • Government licensed English-speaking guide during the trek
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (sharing per 2 people)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, and transportation costs for all staff
  • Langtang National Park permits
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag
  • Land transfers from and to Kathmandu
  • All government taxes
What's Not Included
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
  • Personal trekking gear
  • Any others expenses not listed in "what's included"
Meeting Point

Pick-up from hotels or the airport in Kathmandu (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• This tour climbs to a maximum altitude of 15,125 feet (4, 610 meters)

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