Langtang Valley Gosaikunda Pass Trek 16 Days
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
Trekking in Nepal is the diversified touristic activity ever found in the world tourism. Langtang Valley Gosaikunda Pass Trek with its varied attractions from valley to the holy lake and the snow covered trails justifies that trekking in Nepal is the diversified destination of the world. Encounter the religious beliefs embedded in the lap of nature via this trek.
It is the most famous trekking route of Nepal as it is popular for both international and national tourists. The Gosaikunda Lake has the ancient religious significance according to the Hindu mythology. It is believed that Lord Shiva drank the poison originated from the sea while mining the valuables needed to run the world. The poison was about to engulf the whole of mankind and the world so Lord Shiva drank all of it and kept it in his neck. Therefore, he is also regarded as Blue Necked God. Once he drank the poison he could not tolerate the pain so threw the Trishul (lord Shiva’s weapon) into the rocks leading to the holy water which later got accumulated and became the Gosainkunda Lake. Lord Shiva drank water from the source and got relieved. It is believed that if you drink water from there then it would revitalize you and helps you relieve from the pain and sufferings of life. Such is the holiness of the Lake. As an international tourist you can savor this unique belief of Nepalese People. The place is equally holy for Buddhists and Hindu followers. The aesthetic and religious attractions are there to amaze you and further the natural beauty will make you awestruck. This trekking is in the proximity of Kathmandu which is another factor of it being popular. The Langtang region offers the magnificent views of snowcapped mountains like Langtang and its surrounding Himalayan ranges. The Sherpa Community, Yak Cheese factory, Religious significance and the natural beauty have made Langtang Valley Gosaikunda Pass Trek the best in the world. The trek generally starts from the ancient city Kathmandu in a bus drive to Syaprubeshi. The trekking uphill witnessing the green lush forests, different endangered animals, birds, waterfalls, memorial places, domestic yak cheese factory and the local community would pass in no time presenting you the beautiful Gosaikunda Lake up in the mountain.
Come and Book this trek with the Backpacker Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. Get amazed by the amalgamation of religious significance and wonders of Mother Nature. Feel the adventure and live the local way in Langtang Valley Gosaikunda Pass Trek.
September to December and March to May
Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 – Trek preparation and sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03 – Drive to Syabru Besi (1450m)
Day 04 – Trek to Lama Hotel (2500m)
Day 05 – Trek to Langtang Village (3330m)
Day 06 – Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3900m)
Day 07 – Kyanjin Gompa exploration and trek to Chorkari Ri
Day 08 – Trek back to Lama Hotel
Day 09 – Trek to Thulo Syabru (2250m)
Day 10 – Trek to Singompa (3250m)
Day 11 - Trek to Gosaikunda (4300m)
Day 12 – Trek to Lauribinayak-Pass (4610m)
Day 13 – Trek to Kutumsang (2440m)
Day 14 – Trek to Chisapani (2110m)
Day 15 – Trek and drive back to Kathmandu
Day 16 – Transfer to TIA, "Farewell"
Day 01–Arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu, our team members will welcome you and explain briefly about the travel itinerary. You will then be taken to the hotel where you will be staying for the overnight.
Day 02: Trek preparation and sightseeing in Kathmandu
Upon arrival at the Kathmandu, you will be preparing for the trek while enjoying sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. Several world heritage sites like the Basantapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, temples like Swayambhunath and Pasupatinath and other monuments are the places you will visit on the second day. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Syabru Besi (1450 meters) 7 hrs
Seven-hour drive from Kathmandu will take you to Syabru Besi on the second day. It is located to the North of Kathmandu Valley and the drive is quite pleasant as you pass through some scenic beauty along the Trishuli River via Dhunche, the district headquarters of Rasuwa district. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2500 meters) 5 hrs
The real trek commences on the third day as we cross the Bhote Koshi River and follow along the Langtang River. This trail gradually ascends through dense bamboo forests. We trek close to 1000 meters on the fourth day as the popular Lama Hotel is located at an altitude of nearly 2500 meters. The destination for the fourth day is the Lama Hotel where you will be staying for the night. Moreover, if you are lucky enough, you might spot Red Pandas, monkeys and bears along the trail.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang Village (3330 meters) 5 hrs
We cover around 900 meters on the fifth day as we reach Langtang village on the fifth day of the trek. The trek route follows the route of ‘Ghoda Tabela’ which in Nepali means the Horse stable. After this, the trail is quite steady as we cross the beautiful scene while watching the Himalayan Yaks grazing on the field. Langtang village is one of the oldest villages in Nepal and the view of breathtaking Himalayas from Langtang is quite famous. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3900 meters) 4 hrs
Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin is just about mere 500 meters, but the trek is fascinating because we come across several Cheese factories that are quite popular for the quality of cheese they produce. Moreover, there are several Buddhist monasteries in the Kyanjin and the most popular one is the Kyanjin Gompa which is known among the tourists. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa exploration and trek to Chorkari Ri 3hrs
On the seventh day, we explore around Kyanjin Gompa visiting the monastery and the popular cheese factory. Then we ascend to Chorkari Ri (5050 meters) which happens to be the highest point of the trek. Chorkari Ri is most known for the breath-taking panoramic view of the Langtang mountain peak. Overnight stay at guesthouse.
Day 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel 5hrs
On the eighth day we return back to Lama Hotel from the beautiful Kyanjin. As it is a downhill climbing, it takes less than five hours to reach the Lama Hotel. We will be staying at the Lama Hotel for the second time during the travel itinerary.
Day 09: Trek to Thulo Syabru (2250 Meters) 5hrs
On day nine, we further descend from the Lama Hotel enjoining the natural beauty on offer. While on the route to Thulo Syabru, we might also be privileged to see more of Red Pandas, monkeys and various rare species of birds. Thulo Syabru is a wonderful traditional village in Rasuwa which also offers unadulterated views of the Ganesh Himal (7110meters), Langtang Himal and other mountain ranges. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 10: Trek to Singompa (3250 Meters) 5hrs
We head towards Singompa from Thulo Syabru on the tenth day of the itinerary enjoining the views of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and other mountains and forests. There is a popular local cheese factory and a Buddhist monastery in Singompa. The cheese factory in Singompa is considered as one of the best cheese in factories Nepal. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 11: Trek to Gosaikunda (4300 Meters) 6hrs
From Singompa, we steadily climb up and make our way to the holy lake of Gosainkunda. The trek undoubtedly gives an exotic feeling. You follow a rugged terrain trail littered with the dramatic views of the Manaslu Himalayan Range, Ganesh Himal and the Langtang Himal. On a clear day, even the Annapurna Mountain Range is visible to the North. The first view of the holy lake of Gosainkunda can be alarming as the bluish lake takes your breath away. There are around a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda region. Others being the Saraswatikunda and Bhairab Kunda. According to the Hindu legend, Gosainkunda Lake was created by lord Shiva when he pierced the glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after he swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the whole world. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 12: Trek to Lauribinayak Pass (4610 m)
The trail now leaves the holy Gosaikunda and climbs through rugged terrain past several small lakes to the Lauribinayak La Pass (4610meters). Lauribinayak Pass is one of the famous passes in Nepal. After the Lauribinayak Pass, you climb downhill while watching the spectacular views of Manaslu and the Ganesh Himal. You will reach Tharepati in the evening and will be staying at a guesthouse there.
Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang (2440m) 5hrs
The trail continues through the Pine and Juniper forests from Tharepati. Kutumsang is a beautiful village which has sufficient hotels and good lodges besides several temporary tea-houses. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 14: Trek to Chisapani (2110m) 5hrs
Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani is quite pleasant as you continue to climb downhill. Five hours of comfortable walk brings you to Chisapani, a small town with great natural beauty. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu 4hrs
A short trek from Chisapani will introduce you to Sundarijal which is located on the outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley. An hour’s drive from Sundarijal will take you the Capital city where you will be taking rest of the day in a hotel.
Day 16- Departure to TIA, “Farewell!"
On the 16th day of the tour package, you will return to your country via the international Airport in Kathmandu.
Price: US$ 1125.00
All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.
Cost Included »
- Airport picks up and drops.
- All surface transfers as per itinerary.
- 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
- Food, lodging,salary,insurance and other expenses of staffs.
- All necessary paper work.
- Guided sightseeing tour including all entry fees.
- Travel and rescue arrangements for our staffs.
- All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking guide, Porter(also a personal Sherpa on request).
- Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- Medical supplies [First Aid medical kit will be available].
- Trekking Information Management System [TIMS], New Trekking permit to keep record of tourist [This is for your safety].
- Backpacker Treks T - shirt, Duffle bag, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
- Government taxes and office service charge.
- Farewell dinner cultural program with Nepali typical meal.
Cost Excluded »
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- International air fee.
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu is excluded. Except welcome and fare well dinner.
- Drinking WaterAll cold drink any beverage are not included on your trip price.
- You have to make your travel and rescue insurance by yourself before leave for travel.
- Clients them self have to arrange personal trekking equipments such as- trekking pole.
- Tips for driver, guide and porters are not included in the cost of your package.
- Any other Expenses which are not mentioned on price include section.
Getting to Nepal - You will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu when you first come to Nepal. Our travel representatives will receive you at the Airport and then transfer you to a hotel in the capital city. That will be our first task after you land in the country. The itinerary then follows in the coming days.
Visa information in Nepal - Once you arrive in Kathmandu, your first job or task will be to consult the Department of Immigration in Nepal regarding your Nepal stay. Our team members will help you in completing the necessary works regarding Visa and the procedures of extension, if needed. If you are planning for an extended stay in Nepal, say more than three months or around a year or so, then you need to extend your Visa through the Immigration Department. This won’t be of any problem as we will handle the government-related activities.
Trek permit - There are some restricted trekking destinations in Nepal which require special permission from the government of Nepal or a government agency for the foreign trekkers. They also need to pay a fixed royalty to trek some of the selected places in Nepal. Some of the restricted trekking destinations like Upper Dolpo Trek, Mustang Trek, Rara Trek, etc. require special trek permit for the foreigners. However, there won’t be any such problem as we, the company, will look after the legal formalities in securing the trek permits for the clients. It will be our responsibility to secure trek permits for you.
Altitude sickness - As most of the trekking destinations in Nepal exceed 4000 meters of altitude, high altitude sickness is one of the common problems faced by the trekkers. High altitude sickness can be very fatal and dangerous if you are not prepared for the same. Some of the trekking destinations like Upper Mustang Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Circuit Trek exceeds and nears around 5000 meters of altitude with chances of high altitude sickness. However, if you are aware of the problem and if you take special measure, then altitude sickness can be avoided and will not be much of a problem. As we have experienced trekking guides and a team of experienced hand, altitude sickness will not be a problem and even if it occurs, it will be handled well by our team members.
Medical Kit - Whenever we embark on a tour package or itinerary, we are fully prepared of the possible consequences or the untoward incidents, and hence our team carries a separate medical kit. Medical kit is of immense help and importance during long tours and trek as you never know what will happen next, even regarding the health of the trekkers. Availability of medical kit is very paramount as it will help to provide immediate medical attention to the needy person. Problems of high altitude sickness, shortness of breathing, dizziness, etc. are the ones frequently encountered during the trek. Presence of medical kit helps to resolve any of such problems and provides immediate relief and medical attention to the person who is in need for the same.
Equipment - Some special trekking equipments are necessary for expedition and some other treks. Such special equipments will have to be brought or arranged by you. As such equipments are quite expensive; it is not possible for us to arrange such materials. However, general trekking and minor accessory requirements will be provided by the company. You only need to bring with you some of the special trekking equipment necessary for trek and expedition. Also, if you do not have such equipments then we can provide you with such equipments, but you need to pay for it.List of Required Equipment : Daypack, Duffel Bag, Down Jacket, Sleeping bag, Sun hat or scarf, Light or warm fleece hat Sunglasses with UV protection, Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, warm wool hiking socks Trekking boots with spare laces Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for Trekking in winter, Lightweight gloves Heavyweight gloves With a waterproof shell outer, Under Garments shorts Lightweight cotton long pants Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms Fleece or wool pants Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants T-shirts Light and expedition weight thermal tops Fleece jacket or pullover Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket, Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F * Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries Small pad or combination lock-to-lock Trekking Bags/Duffel bag Basic First Aid Kit Large plastic bags - for keeping Items dry inside trek bag Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) Trekking Poles Water bottles Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc) Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring) Binoculars Reading book Trail Map/Guide book Journal & Pen Pencils and small notebooks Travel game i.e., cards, Tooth brush/paste Multipurpose soap Nail cutter Small mirror Wet wipes (baby wipes) Tissue /toilet roll Anti bacterial hands wash.
Note: If you have any queries regarding the itineraries/ information, please let us know by phone or via e-mail we will desine as per your wish.welcome to land of Himalaya.