Published On:06 Apr,2018
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is the perfect combination of high alpine mountain and lake series, which take to the heart of Langtang Valley along with holy Lake of Gosaikunda which is at the elevation of almost 4450m from sea level. Although we are about to start our Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking from Langtang Valley first which give us enough room for acclimatization as the last point of Langtang Valley is Kyanjing Gompa which is at an elevation of around 3800m from sea level from where we will descend further down before hiking up toward Gosaikunda Lake.
Gosaikunda Trip OverView
Style: Teahouse Trek
Difficulty: Level 4
Duration: 14 Days
Best Time to do Trek: Sep-Oct-Nov
Trekking Cost from $1000 PP. Single: + $200
The Langtang Valley, also known as the ‘Valley of Glaciers’, is totally dominated by Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,246m) and it offers verdant pine and bamboo forests, farmlands, swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow-capped peaks, grassy lawn and meadows leading to the infamous Kyanjin Gompa. Lying north of Kathmandu and an incredible trekking destination, the Langtang Valley Trek, one of the pleasant walks in the Himalayas, traverses along dramatic ridges through villages inhabited by Tibetans, Tamangs, and Sherpas. The trail passes through mountain grazing cattle on the rich alpine pastures under the watchful eyes of their herders. Throughout the way, spectacular mountain views of Dorji Lakpa, Mt. Gaurishanker, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Langshisha Ri, Gangchhenpo, Yala peak and Naya Kanga persuade to fascinate every trekker.
Gosaikunda lake is a sacred/holy lake with a religious context. It is believed that Lord Shiva, to save the Universe from a poison, drank the poison extracted from the sea and with a burning throat had to find someplace to cool himself down. So he struck his trident to release a burst of water, in a place now referred to as Trishuldhara which is the source of Gosaikunda as well as the famous river, Trishuli.
The devastating earthquake of April 2015 had briefly interrupted trekking to Langtang regions, but at present, Langtang has risen up. Many lodges and teahouses on the route have managed to reopen and are providing their services to trekkers already. Trekking trail conditions are safe now.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,300m.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek 1,300m.
Day 3: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,550m. 7 Hours Drive
Day 4: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,380m. 6-7 Hours walk.
Day 5: Trek to Langtang village 3,430m. 6-7 Hours walk.
Day 6: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3,870m. 2 Hours walk.
Day 7: Visit Tserko Ri and trek back to Lama Hotel 5-6 Hours walk.
Day 8: Trek to Upper Syabru 2720m. 5-6 Hours walk.
Day 9: Trek to Singh Gompa 3250m. 5-6 Hours walk.
Day 10: Trek to Gosainkunda Lake 4,380m.6-7 Hours walk.
Day 11: Trek back to SHING GOMPA about 5 hour’s walk.
Day 12: Trek downhill to DHUNCHE about 4-5 hour’s walk.
Day 13: Drive Back to Kathmandu 6-7 Hours drive
Day 14: Final Departure Day
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