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Overview

Langtang Valley & Gosaikunda Lake Overview

Langtang Valley Trek is part of the Langtang National Park located in the Eastern part of Nepal bordering Tibet. The starting town of Syabrubesi is also the way to the Tibetan border that leads to Mount Kailash and Mansarovar pilgrimage tours. This is a trek not as famous as the Everest or Annapurna routes, which makes it tempting for the ones who love avoiding crowds and big groups and more quiet time in the mountains. The first part of the trek is easy and a gradual walk all the way to Kyanjin Gompa and back with easy gradient shifts. This bit is great for first timers as well as the ones who wish to take it easy. The second part of the trek to Gosaikunda Lake has some steep hikes and is strenuous. The walk back to the roadhead at Dhunche from the lake is easy and passes through the fine teahouses of Cholang Pati and Sing Gompa.

Gosaikunda is a holy lake for Hindus and is believed to be the place Lord Shiva struck his trident to extract water to drink and cool his stinging throat after consuming poison to save the world. Ancient Hindu scriptures refer to Samudra Manthan(Churning of the ocean), which is directly linked to Gosaikunda Lake. A lot of piligrims come to visit this lake and undertake it as a pilgrimage especially during August on the occasion of Janai Purnima.

There are 2 ways to end the trek either by retracing to Sing Gompa and then on to the nearest roadhead at Dhunche, or the other option of crossing over the Lauribinayak pass and descending into Helambu region. Crossing the pass elongates the trek by a couple of days.Great views of Mt. Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lhakpa, Manaslu range, Himal Chuli, Ganesh Himal range, and Tibetan white peak from the pass.

Overall, this is a great trek with superb Himalayan views and some challenges enroute. A refreshing difference from the other trekking routes in Nepal. The teahouses tend to be more basic at a few places on this trek esp at higher altitudes. Langtang Valley was heavily affected with the entire Langtang village wiped out during the Earthquake of April 2015. It has slowly hopped back to normalcy. Signing up for this trek will directly benefit the village dwellers by bringing in revenue to this region.

 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Less travelled Langtang Valley near Tibetan Border
  • Holy cobalt blue Gosaikunda Lake at 4400m
  • Kyangjin Ri surrounded by Langtang Himal
  • Ancient monasteries at Kyanjin and Sing Gompa
  • Mix of Tamang and Tibetan culture enroute

 

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

12 Days -Descending through Sing Gompa
Day 01:Arrive Kathmandu(1400m)
Day 02:Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi(1451m)
Day 03:Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel(2505m)
Day 04:Trek to Mundu(3543m) via Langtang village
Day 05:Trek Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa(3870m)
Day 06:Acclimatization: Excursion to Kyanjin Ri(4400m) & back
Day 07:Trek Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel(2505m)
Day 08:Trek Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru(2200m)
Day 09:Trek Thulo Syabru to Laurebinayak(3900m)
Day 10:Trek Laurebinayak to Gosaikunda(4380m) and descend to Sing Gompa(3300m)
Day 11:Trek Sing Gompa to Dhunche(1960m). Drive to Kathmandu
Day 12:Departure

 

Alternate Route: 14 Days-Crossing Lauribinayak Pass
Day 01:Arrive Kathmandu(1400m)
Day 02:Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi(1451m)
Day 03:Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel(2505m)
Day 04:Trek to Mundu(3543m) via Langtang village
Day 05:Trek Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa(3870m)
Day 06:Acclimatization: Excursion to Kyanjin Ri(4400m) & back
Day 07:Trek Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel(2505m)
Day 08:Trek Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru(2200m)
Day 09:Trek Thulo Syabru to Laurebinayak(3900m)
Day 10:Trek Laurebinayak to Gosaikunda(4380m)
Day 11:Trek Gosaikunda to Ghopte over the pass(4610m)
Day 12:Trek Ghopte to Melamchigaon(2530m)
Day 13:Drive Melamchigaon to Kathmandu(5-6 hrs)
Day 14:Departure

 

Only Langtang Valley Trek: 10 Days
Day 01:Arrive Kathmandu(1400m)
Day 02:Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi(1451m)
Day 03:Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel(2505m)
Day 04:Trek Lama Hotel to Mundu(3543m) via Langtang village
Day 05:Trek Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa(3870m)
Day 06:Acclimatization: Excursion to Kyanjin Ri(4400m) & back
Day 07:Trek Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel(2505m)
Day 08:Trek to Syabrubesi
Day 09:Drive to Kathmandu
Day 10:Departure

 

Cost Inclusions

Langtang Valley & Gosaikunda Lake Cost Details

COST:

Indian Nationals:(Indian citizens who have a valid Indian ID-Passport or Voter’s ID Card holders only)
12 days – INR 78500 + 5% GST
14 Days – INR 91800 + 5% GST
10 Days – INR 65500 + 5% GST

Foreign Nationals:
12 days – USD 1050 + 5% GST
14 Days – USD 1150 + 5% GST
10 Days – USD 950 + 5% GST

Note: Difference in cost is due to differential pricing in Nepal for flights, hotels and permits for foreigners.

 

COST INCLUDES:

  • Accomodatin
    • 2 Hotel Nights in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu at twin sharing on bed and breakfast basis (CP Plan)
    • Accommodation in Tea-houses on twin sharing basis on trek
  • Transport
    • Arrival and departure transfers between Airport and Hotel
    • Transfers from/to Kathmandu to trek start/end points
  • All National Park Entrance Fees and Trekking Permits
  • Meals
    • 3 meals per day- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with beverages(tea/coffee) all through the trek
    • Breakfasts only in Kathmandu
  • Porterage of baggage during the trek(15Kg/person). 1 porter between 2 trekkers
  • Charges for Trek Crew – Qualified Trip Leader, local Nepalese guide, Sherpas and Porters

 

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International Airfares and taxes to and out of Kathmandu
  • Visas
  • Lunch and Dinner while in Kathmandu
  • Extra nights if any in Kathmandu
  • Mineral water during trek. Account for about INR 300-350 per day for drinking water(mineral/boiled) on the trek. A litre costs an avg of INR 100 on the trek
  • Any additional transport or activities apart from the trip itinerary
  • Travel, Medical or Heli evacuation Insurance
  • Expenses rising through unforeseen conditions like bad weather, natural calamities, flight cancellations, etc
  • Rescue and evacuation services
  • Expenses of any personal nature like phone calls, drinks, bakery, cigarettes, souvenirs, laundry, etc
  • Tips to crew
  • 5% GST
  • Anything not explicitly mentioned in cost includes

Itinerary

Langtang Valley & Gosaikunda Lake Itinerary

Day 01:Arrive Kathmandu(1400m)
Arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Our representative will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. Briefing about the trek in the evening. Last minute trek shopping if any can be done in the bustling town of Thamel lined with multiple shops selling trekking gear.
Overnight Kathmandu Hotel, Meals: D

Day 02:Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi(1451m) 
Early start from Kathmandu for Syabrubesi village with lunch enroute. Syabrubesi, is the main starting point for many treks in the Langtang valley. Our journey will be on a winding road through frequent switchbacks. On a clear day we get to enjoy outstanding views of Langtang Himal.
Meals: BLD; Overnight Syabrubesi Tea House.
Driving Time:7-8 hrs
Overnight Tea House, Meals: BLD

Day 03:Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel(2505m)
After breakfast, we begin our trek passing by a police checkpost where we need to show our trekking permits, post which we cross a bridge over Bhotekosi Khola. We then follow the Langtang khola most of the way with ascents and descents through beautiful oak and rhododendron forests. We cross small settlements of Dovan and Bamboo enroute. After crossing a bridge over the Langtang Khola, we ascend on a steep trail to our overnight rest point at Lama Hotel.
Trekking Time:6 hrs
Overnight Tea House, Meals: BLD

Day 04:Trek to Mundu(3543m) via Langtang village
The trail ascends along the Langtang khola through verdant forests and past Ghumanchok and Ghunama. As we reach the green meadows of Ghoda Tabela(2970m), we begin to see the white peaks of the Langtang range. An army checkpost here where permits need to be shown. Our trail continues to climb up the widening valley, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders – Thangshyap and Gompa. We pass a Buddhist monastery before reaching the Langtang village(3430m) which was affected by the April 2015 earthquake. It houses the HQ of the national park along with a co-operative bakery. We continue on our trail to Mundu.
Trekking Time:6-7 hrs
Overnight Tea House, Meals: BLD

Day 05:Trek Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa(3870m)
After breakfast, we will start our journey to Kyangjin Gompa, a principal monastery of the region. We pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them.  We also pass by the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. After the short trek, we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine in Kyangjin Gompa and surrounding areas with the amazing views of the mountains. This is a great place to rest a day and enjoy the beautiful Langtang Himal and to acclimatize for what lies ahead.
Trekking Time:4 hrs
Overnight Tea House, Meals: BLD

Day 06:Acclimatization: Excursion to Kyanjin Ri(4400m) & back
We spend the whole day exploring Kyanjin Ri which will also help us acclimatize to high altitude. We begin early in the morning. The trail passes through yak pastures before ascending to Kyanjin Ri. The sunrise view from the top of Tserko Ri is extraordinary. We get back to Kyangjin Gompa by late afternoon and explore the beautiful monastery while enjoying views of the Himalayas, glaciers, birds and yaks.
Trekking Time: 5-6 hrs
Overnight Tea House, Meals: BLD

Day 07:Trek Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel(2505m)
We retrace our path to Lama Hotel. Most of the trekking today will be downhill as we pass through forests and beautiful Tamang villages. We also get to enjoy different view of the Himalayas that we had missed climbing up.
Trekking Time:6-7 hrs
Overnight Tea House, Meals: BLD

Day 08:Trek Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru(2200m)
We begin our trek with a climb up to the Rimche Village. From here we descend to the banks of the Langtang Khola. We continue on an easy trail to Bamboo and begin ascending to Landslide Lodge. From here we continue our trek to Thulo Syabru. There are two trails as we cross another bridge. We follow the one that passes by Pahare hotel and a waterfall at 2210m to reach Thulo Syabru.
Trekking Time:4-5 hrs
Overnight Tea House, Meals: BLD

Day 09:Trek Thulo Syabru to Laurebinayak(3900m)
Today will be a longish walk but it is important to not reach Gosaikunda today because the steady gain in altitude will help us acclimatize better to the high altitude. In between, we take a steep trek path that leads to a flat ground with a tea house at Cholang Pati(3550m) where we have lunch. Laurebinayak is about 1 hr climb from here and acts as the base camp for Gosaikunda Lake.
Trekking Time:5-6 hrs
Overnight Tea House, Meals: BLD

Day 10:Trek Laurebinayak to Gosaikunda(4380m) and descend to Sing Gompa(3300m)
We start early after a quick breakfast and head to the holy lake of Gosaikunda. We get to enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the Himalayas including the Annapurnas, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang. We follow a ridge for most part of the day and catch a glimpse of the first of the holy lakes. The third lake, Gosaikunda (4380m), is of particular religious and cultural significance for the Nepalese and is one of Nepal’s most sought after pilgrimage sites. The lake is surrounded by mountains on almost all sides and has a great ensemble of nine other lakes to accompany it. Every year during Janai Purnima in August, hundreds of Hindu pilgrims visit the lake for a holy bath. The large rock at the center of the lake is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine. We descend to Sing Gompa after lunch at the lake.
Trekking Time:5-6 hrs
Overnight Tea House, Meals: BLD

Day 11:Trek Sing Gompa to Dhunche(1960m). Drive to Kathmandu
The last day of our trek. We descend through forest terrain and many tea house settlements to reach the roadhead at Dhunche. We get onto our vehicle and drive to Kathmandu. 3-4 hrs trek followed by a long drive.
Driving Time:7-8 hrs
Overnight Kathmandu Hotel, Meals: BLD

Day 12:Departure 
Transfer to International Airport for departure. Trip Ends!
Meals:B

 

 

ALTERNATE ROUTE: Over Lauribinayak Pass

Day 11:Trek Gosaikunda to Ghopte(3440m) over the pass(4610m)
We move around the lake’s shore before ascending towards the Laurebina Pass (4610m). The Helambu region begins at the Lauribina La (pass) and descends to the Melamchi valley. The trail is rough and crosses moraines, but is well marked with cairns. We pass through three more small lakes before reaching the pass. We climb a small hill and enjoy excellent views of the area. Our trail passes through Surya kunda before reaching Ghopte.
Trekking Time: 6-8 hrs
Meals: BLD; Overnight in Ghopte.

Day 12:Trek Ghopte to Melamchigaon(2530m)
We walk uphill and downhill on a trail that passes through dense forests. The trail takes us to Thare Pati Village. We climb a ridge above the village and continue our trek. The view from the ridge of the Nepalese hills and Soli Danda in particular is beautiful. We cross two suspension bridges before reaching Melamchigaon which is a beautiful village with a monastery.
Trekking Time: 6-7 hrs
Meals: BLD; Overnight in Melamchigaon.

Day 13:Drive Melamchigaon to Kathmandu(5-6 hrs)

Day 14:Departure
Transfer to International Airport for departure. Trip Ends!
Meals:B

 

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