Langtang Gosaikunda trekking is a less crowded adventure area trek in Nepal which is located to the east north side of Kathmandu. It is a wide area called Langtang and Helambu where we can trek on so many alternative trekking routes. As you have time with you for trekking holiday in Nepal , you can customize your itinerary and budget it is also a cheap area to trek compare to other trekking regions in Nepal.
Beautiful picturesque Langtang valley in complete ambiance in central Himalaya with views of Ganesh-Langtang to JugaHimal, countrwith deep gorge, glacial rivers and snow capped peaks in the heart of holy Gosainkund pond with rich tradition and culture in the land of red pandas, mountain wild life and Langtang Himalaya.
About this trekking:
The Langtang Gosaikunda trek in the North Himalaya just a mere distance from Kathmandu at 60 k.m. aeronautical miles away, a scenic and picturesque trekking destination to Langtang Valley & Holy Gosainkund, truly a fascinating country this trek to Langtang region with Safe Holiday Adventure Pvt Ltd, leading from the low warm sub-tropical to mid hills of Mediterranean climate landscapes.
The area offers a range of cultures and custom with ethnic tribes of people living in this area Tamang and Bhotias of Tibetan origin living in this highland of Langtang region since past 1000 years.
This trek to Langtang Valley & Holy Gosainkund begins with an interesting driving journey to Syabrubesi village the gateway to most trekking route towards Langtang, Ganesh Himal and Kyirong in Tibet.
Walk follows with a climb towards the deep river gorge fed from the glacier of Langtang Himal and mountains from Tibet side, as the trekking progress towards the high land country through enchanting woodlands of rhododendron, oaks, birch, hemlocks, firs, pines tree lines with rich vegetation where Red Pandas can be seen sometimes and other wild life, walk passes into nice charming villages of Langtang village with its rich culture and custom and then heading to where the river gorge opens into wide glacial Langtang valley at Kyanjin Gomba area with awesome views of Langtang Yala Peak at 5,844 m /19,173 ft surrounding high mountains from Langtang Lirung 7,246 m, Lenpo Gang 7,083 m, Dorje Lakpa 6,990 m and massif Mt. Shishapangma 8,027 m on Tibetan side.
After an awesome time marveling the snow capped mountain views heading back to complete this trek by an alternative route through upper or Thulo Syabru and Singh Gomba to reach at holy Gosainkund a glacial pond where pilgrims attends once a year in the month of end of July and August in Janai Purnima to offer prayer and to take a bath believing it washes the sin of a hundred lifetimes, and then heading back to Kathmandu visiting some areas of Helambu of Kutumsang and Thadepati and the scenic point of Chisopani after a memorable and good time in the high mountains trekking to Langtang Valley & Holy Gosainkund with Safe Holiday Adventure excellent services.
Langtang trekking region (1,710 sq.kms.)
Location: Situated in the Central Himalaya, Langtang is the nearest park from Kathmandu. The area extends from 32 km north of Kathmandu to the Nepal – China (Tibet) border.
Features: Langtang National Park encloses the catchments of two major river systems: one draining west into the Trisuli River and the other east to the Sun Koshi river.
Some of the best examples of graded climate conditions in the Central Himalaya are found here. The complex topography and geography together with the varied climatic patterns have enabled a wide spectrum of vegetation type to be established. These include small areas of subtropical forest (below 1000 m), temperate oak and pine forests at mid-elevation, with alpine scrub and grasses giving way to bare rocks and snow.
Oaks, Chir pine, maple, fir, blue pine, hemlock, spruce and various species of rhododendron make up the main forest species.
Along with the existing forest cover, approx. 25 % of the total area provides habitat for a wide range of animals including wild dog, red panda, Pika, Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Thar, Goral, Serow, Rhesus monkey and Common languor.
The Trisuli-Bhote Koshi forms an important route for birds on spring and autumn migration between India and Tibet.About 45 villages (846 house-holds = ca. 4500 people) are situated within the park boundaries, but they are not under park jurisdiction.In total, about 3000 households (ca. 16,200 people) depend on the park resources for wood and firewood.Culturally the area is mixed, the home of several ethnic groups which have influenced the natural environment over the centuries.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)
When you are in Kathmandu airport after you got your visa or your essential process in the airport you have to go outside to check your name because there will be many people with their own clients name on the sign board or on white paper, so I will be there with your name which is easy to catch you and I will drop you to your hotel and give you some basic information about local environments around here and trek preparation.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1600m).- 6 hrs
We will take a early bus or private transport in the morning which is better because the road is quite small to go to Syabru besi and some time there is traffic problem on the way if we are late so it is better to leave in the morning. It is about 6 hours north east drive through the village, forest and over the bridges this is why it is a best scenic driving. Syabru Besi is a beautiful Tamang village located on the side of River; we will stay over night there.
Day 03: Trek from Syabru Besi (1600m) to Lama Hotel (2470m) – 5.30 Hrs
We will take a early breakfast in the lodge and we begin to walk. The first part of the day we will cross the Bhote Koshi River and follow the small damp trail along the Langtang Khola. The walking route then gradually ascends up to Bamboo through some landslide area; it is where we should walk carefully and in a group. After that we have to walk gently gradual down to Rimche (2390m) than Lama hotel, which is located at the Side of Langtang khola (stream). While you are waking in this part you may see some wild and rare animals such as Red Panda, Monkey, bears etc. we will stay one night in Lama Hotel Tea house.
Day 04: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m)- 6hrs
We will take a early Breakfast than we will follow the small trail going up to Godatabela through the towering trees and Langtang Khola. During our walking till Goda Tabela (3000m) we can see wonderful Glimpses of Langtang Lirung Mountain, Langtang valley, and many other mountains around.
The trail continues ascending and and widens, passes some temporary Small house which is being used by Herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during monsoon (June, July and Aug). We will pass some monastery and buddies prayer flags, before we reach at Langtang Village. It is a beautiful flat area and surrounding by stone walls. Overnight stay at Langtang.
Day 05: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa (3870m) -3hrs
Today the walking route will be gradually up thought the small village and yak pastures as the Langtang valley open out further. The views will be really stunning while you are walking today as it is open area and surrounded by mountains. We will pass few moraines and streams in to the valley than we reach at a small beautiful area Kyangin. It is just 3 hours walking to Kyangjin than we will walk around after we get our rooms in the hotel. There is government chees factory and magnificent views of Dorje Lkapa (6990m), Langtang ri (6370m), Langtanmg Lirung (7245m) and many other small mountains. We will stay in Ktangjin one night.
Day 06: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa.
It is our excursion day around kyangjin Gompa where we can visit Yak cheese factory , Tumbling Glacier, unbelievable ice faces of the mountain, if you are still love to explore better views you can go up to Kyangjin Ri (4350m). we will stay over nighta at Kyangjin Gompa.
Day 07: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel- 6 Hrs
We will take our breakfast in the lodge than retrace the walking route following the Langtang khola To Langtang village. After passing these villages we will reach easily to Ghoda tabela where we will stop for lunch than following the same trail back to Lama Hotel. Overnight stay in Lama Hotel.
Day 08: Trek from Lama Hotel (2470m) to Thulo Syabru (2260 m)-5 hrs
After breakfast at the hotel we start to walk for the day which is gentle up hill walking to landslide area. After passing this landslide area we have to go steeply up to Thulo Syabru. This day we might see some wild animals so it is better to leave as early as you can.
Day 09: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa or Chandan Bari (3330m)- 5 to 6 hrs
Today we have to walk mostly steep walk. The first part of today we will follow the small steep walk to Foprang Danda, which is situated at 3200m similarly the trail continuous steep to Dursagang (2660m). it is such a best place to see so many high mountains area such as Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal,Tibetan mountain as well as a scenic views of oak forest. After that we will still need to go up for short time than a bit of flat to reach at Sing Gompa. Stay overnight Sing gompa.
Day 10: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4460m) via Lauribinayak La (3920m)- 6 hrs walking
At the beginning we will follow the small rugged walking route. While you are walking before the ridge we can see a mountain panorama and also some huts in the high pastures of Lauribinayak than continue we will walk and cross the ridge. After crossing the small ridge we will see the Holi lake Gosaikunda and many other small lakes around. Gosaikunda is a holy lake where so many local people used to go each year. Over night at Gosaikunda.
Day 11: Trek from Gosainkunda to Lauribinayak Pass (4610m) to Ghopte (3430m)
The first walking trail today will be ascending but we can have best views of so many mountains and valley till Lauribinak pass than we descent to Ghopte village. Before we reach at Ghopte we will walk along the 4 beautiful lakes and huts. Overnight at Ghopte.
Day 12: Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang (2446m)- 5hrs walking
After we leave Ghopte we have to ascend through the forest of Oak, Bamboo, Rhododendron. When we reach at Tharepati the walking trail gradually descends again through pine forest to Kutumsang, it is very scenic Tamang residency area. the view of Helambu valley, Numbur and jugal Himal will be just unbelievable pictorials. Over night at Kutumsang.
Day 13: Trek from Kutumsang to Chisopani(2150m)-6 hrs walking
After breakfast at the lodge we begin to walk for the day. It is another beautiful day. mostly we have to walk down hill through the forest and farming land of Tamanag people. The trails descending till Gul Bhanjyang than beyond Gul Bhanjang we walk up to the ridge with magnificent views. after that we descend to Pati Bhanjang where we can see a wide areas of Tamnag residency and a police check post, than next about 2 hrs walking to Chisapni. It is where we will spent a night in the lodge.
Day 14: Trek from Chisopani to Sundarijal- 3 hrs walk
It is easy walking day and also it is our last day to walk in the mountain and pass mountain life. we will follow the easy small trail through the forest first 2 hours till Mulkharka which is also big village than continue down hill walk to sundarijal which is a corner of kathmandu city than we take a transport to go back to our hotel. it is about 3 hrs all descding and 30 minute drive to reach our kathamndu hotel.
I will provides you a private transport as you mentioned us your time to fly from kathamndu airport.thank you and hope yo see you again.
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Can I get Nepal visa when I reach in Kathmandu airport?
There are two option to go to Nepal either by plane landing in Tribhuvan international airport or go through Sunauli boarder between Nepal and India. When you reach in Kathmandu airport you can get you visa within a few minute which is easy just fill up the form, get two p.p size photo s,passport that’s all you need than after you have to pay the visa charge which is as bellows:
1. 90 Days visa cost = 100 USD
2. 15 Days visa cost= 25 USD
3. 30 Days visa cost= 30 USD
If you go to Nepal from India boarder Sunauli you just need your passport, photo and money which I mentioned above than you will get visa. It is quite long drive but to explore better south to north of Nepal you can go to Nepal from boarder side.
Is Nepal safe to visit?
Yes Nepal is a safe country even after earthquake we had already thousands of visitors each month. About 10 years ago we had really big civil war between revel party Maoist and government but now both did peace agreement and handling government together. So where ever you travel in Nepal is safe especially if you travel or trek with a authorized guide you can easily experience the culture, tradition, localities and many other fact about Nepal. So if you are thinking to go to Nepal but getting confused plz doesn’t hesitate it is safe to go to Nepal.
Which area of Kathmandu is best to stay?
There are many areas in Kathmandu where you can stay and spent your time but if you stay around Thamel area or in side Thamel you will enjoy better because there are many best restaurant, Lodges, Club, bar, local restaurant, money exchange, bank so no so you can get all kind of facilities if you stay in Thamel area or nearby.
There are few categories hotels you will get Which is hostel about 12 USD, General hotel with hot water 15 USD, 2* Hotel about 20 USD, 3 * Hotel 30 USD.
How to find best trekking agency in Nepal?
There are so many agency in Nepal up on your budget you can find Cheap, Moderate, or Luxury all kind of trip services. I would suggest you to see company profile, their Reviews, and response of the agency if possible talk on phone and decide before you sent advance.
If you go on Google also you can find some highlighted agency too but don’t belief the agency have many reviews you should face the manager or director than you can see his potential and services.
What kind of trekking equipments do I need to bring for trekking?
There are many categories of trekking in Nepal and has also differences of temperatures where do you want to go in this way your trekking equipments will determine but as usaual this are the list of trekking equipments just click the link here.
What is the best time to go to Nepal for trekking?
Generally you can trek in Nepal all year too, but you should go to the right place mostly lower loop area trek if you are visiting Nepal in Monsoon or winter. The best time to visit Nepal is September to Dec ember and February to May. These months does not get any obstacles such as too cold, landslides, heavy rain fall etc.
What is tea house trekking? Is it safe?
Tea house trekking is common activities for trekking in Nepal now as it is easy to mange and safe compare to camping trek. Tea house trek means you will sleep in the small house, and lodges each night of your trekking. You get to experience the culture, localities, traditions and many other interesting things if you stay at tea house.
Tea house trek generally they need to get authority from Nepal government to run the tea house so we will be safe if we are staying at tea house because just in case if they behave negatively we can complain him/her straight to the government related office. But camping trek does not have this option it is all at your own risk.
What kind of food can I get in Nepal?
Nepal is a small country but has mix inhabitant people it means there are so many different foods. Generally we serve all kind of food I city such as Indian, Nepali, continental, Italia, western and Tibetan. So when you are in city you can have all those items and taste of the food but during the trekking you should not expect all kind of food but still tea house from the trek will serve you spaghetti, pizza, Nepali food (Thali), Momo, fried noodles, rice, chicken, buffalo item food, eat which is enough to try al different taste in different day.
Do you also reserve hotel and plane tickets?
Yes we used to do this since many years and we will provide you a quick service and reasonable price. Beside this we also organize, rafting, City tour, home stay, volunteering plus trek, jungle safari and many more.
How much does it cost for hiring guide and porter in Nepal?
Hiring a guide and porter is easy not so expensive as every visitor can offer for their safety and also to help your trip. Professional trekking guide cost 40 USD a day who will give you totally excellent service and information the 2nd level guide cost 30 USD a day he is good enough and speak good English though and porter cost 25 USD a day including his insurance which is important while you are in Himalaya.