Around Langtang & Gosaikunda Trek

Langtang was first explored by Bill Tilman, the well-known Himalayan explorer and mountaineer, who described it as "one of the world's most beautiful valleys". The main ethnic groups here are Sherpa and Tamang whose religious practices, languages and dress are much similar to those of Tibet. According to a legend a (monk) lama following a runaway yak discovered the valley. Hence the name - lang its Tibetan for yak, and teng means to follow.

On this trek the landscapes we cross are extremely varied; rice-terraces, blushes of rhododendron, lush pine forests, and in the highest parts, a rock and shrub wilderness with the fascinating backdrop of snow capped peaks. The trek starts from Syabru Besi, after driving 150 km from Kathmandu. The trail gradually ascends upstream along the Bhote Kosi River, passing through the forests of the Langtang valley to the alpine meadows and yak pastures around Kyangjin. This trek also provides a chance to observe one of the holy sites for Hindus and Buddhists - the sacred Gosainkunda Lake. We cross the Laurebinayak pass (4,600m) and drop into the lush Helambu region and different cultural experiences eventually finishing the trek an hour's drive from Kathmandu.

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi (2,150m)
Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,470m)
Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang(3,430m)
Day 06: Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m)
Day 07: Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,470m)
Day 08: Lama Hotel (3,600m) to Thulo Syabru (2,260m)
Day 09: Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3,330m)
Day 10: Sing Gompa to Laurebinayak (3,920m)
Day 11: Laurebinayaik to Gosainkunda (4,360m)
Day 12: Gosainkunda to Gopte (3,440m)
Day 13: Gopte to Tharepati (3,640m)
Day 14: Tharepati to Gul Bhanjyang (2,492m)
Day 15: Gual Bhanjyang to Chisopani (2,194m)
Day 16: Trek Chisopani to Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu
Day 17: Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 18: Final Departure

Trip Facts

Best Period: Mar to May & Oct to Dec
Time Period: 17 Nights / 18 Days
Trek Period: 13 Night / 14 Days
In Kathmandu: 04 Nights
Drive: 02 Ways (Kathmandu / Chisopani / Kathmandu)
Trek Type: Difficult
Highest Altitude: 4,610m
Warning: Altitude Sickness
Trek Start Point: Syabrubesi
Trek End Point: Chisopani
Accomodations: Hotels in Kathmandu / Lodges on trek
Trek Cost: Details of cost upon request

Features

National Park: Langtang National Park (1,710 sq. kms)
Mountains: Gang Chhenpo (6,388m), Naya Khangri (5,846m), Tsergo Ri (5,066m), Langtang Lirung (7,246m)
Rivers: Trishuli River, Langtang Khola, Bhote Kosi etc.
Villages: Jagat, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, etc.
Tribes: Tamangs and Tibetans
Forests: Of Rhododendron, Oaks, Maple, Fir and Pine
Landscapes: Varying from temperate valleys to snow clad mountains

Maps

Map of Around Langtang & Gosaikunda Trek