Langtang Valley & Gosaikunda Trek, this beautiful trekking region is the third most popular trekking area in Nepal after Annapurna and Everest region. This fascinating area located towards the north of Kathmandu at 60 km, offers a great combination of moderate and adventurous walks that lead to the high alpine valley in the close backdrop of high snow-capped peaks, in the spring season the forest of this area is alive with rhododendrons, magnolia, and other wild alpine flowers.
The main highlighted feature of this trek is the exotic 108 glacier lakes that are scattered around the Gosaikunda region along with surrounding the beautiful Himalayas.
We offer an excellent journey to Langtang Valley which includes magnificent landscapes in complete harmony with nature and in the laps of the high central Himalayan range of mountains. This adventure leads to fascinating green valleys & gorges while offering you the time to marvel the traditional culture & Buddhist religion and discover pristine forest. This is also the area of the elusive red pandas and trekking in the close backdrop of the high Langtang Himal & Jugal mountain range with beautiful Lake Gosaikunda.
Welcome to the Himalayan country of Nepal! Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport one of our representatives will be there to welcome you before taking you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Later in the evening, we will take you to a welcome dinner at one of the finest restaurants in Kathmandu offering typical Nepalese cuisine during which we will brief you about the trip.
Today after breakfast we start a guided tour through several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Part of the day will also be focused on finalizing official procedure and other necessary arrangements. You will also be briefed on the nature of the trek, equipments and team composition. Some of landmarks we visit include the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhu Nath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddha Nath). In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. You can also make your last minute buying of personal items as you will be flying to the Himalayas on the following day.
After morning breakfast we drive out in direction of the north-western hills of Kathmandu. Enjoy the Himlayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages’ views and explorations. We will have Lunch at the Trishuli Bazar before continuing further to Dhunche. From Dhunche, we will descend down to Syabrubesi.
This is our first day of trekking and it starts by following the Langtang Khola River before Passing through dense forests and Cross several suspension bridges. We also pass by tea houses. The trail goes up and down but it’s not that challenging.
After taking morning tea, we will embark to our second day of the journey. Our trail continues along dense forests. After making a steady climb up through the valley, we will be leaving the tree line behind us. Enjoy the marvelous views of Langtang Lirung. Pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them.
After taking morning tea and breakfast, we will head out of the village and pass on through yak pastures before passing by the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers scripted on it. The prayers written on the mani wall are supposed to be blown away by the wind. After that, we will Cross several wooden bridges. Since, we are really getting into the high altitudes, you might start feeling the thin air. Kanjin Gompa is surrounded by the Himalayas all around. You can take a walk around Kanjin Gompa while enjoying the views of glaciers, icefalls, birds and yaks.
Night in hotel basic accommodation.[BLD]
In Early morning we will visit Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) for the sunrise views beside the mountains. After breakfast, we will proceed to Lama Hotel. Since, its mostly downhill, it is 4/ 5 hours walk from Kanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel. The trail goes all the way down hill through forest following the river. Pass through the ethnic Tamang settlements who follow religious and cultural practices similar to the Tibetans.
The trek today follows the same route for an hour, then after the bridge the walk is pleasant through the rain and bamboo forest, after leaving the river down below, the climb starts uphill through the landslide area of rocks and boulders, passing through farm terraces till upper Syabru is reached; rows of houses that look like a locomotive train perched on a ridge. Syabru has a monastery near its helipad just a few minutes up from the village.
The walk from here follows the winding uphill trail above the Monastery, as the trek gains more height, superb views of Ganesh-Himal, Manaslu, Langtang and Annapurna range in the far west can be seen as we reach higher ground. after a few refreshing stops in the teahouses en-route, our journey continues an hour uphill from the farmlands into the cool shade of alpine forest, once out of the thick forest, we come to a meadow with one or two teahouses, a lunch break can be had here depending on the availability of clean fresh water. From this spot, the walk is almost gradual with good walking through the pines and rhododendron forest with views of Dhunche town down below. On arriving at Singh gompa, the first few houses make up a cheese processing factory, & this is where we do our overnight camp near the serene Monastery.
The trek today offers more spectacular views of an array of snow peak ranges that round of Lantang to the north and Ganesh-Himal range north west along with Manaslu and Annapurna range due west, the walk is gradually up in the beginning for an hour, as we enter the woodland of oaks, pines and rhododendron after being in the cool shade of the forest, we come to a clearing where one or two teahouses are located, after a brief stop here with exceptional views of the Langtang range, the trail continues uphill leaving the tree-lines and lush vegetation behind for dwarf rhododendron, juniper, and alpine shrub bushes. The walk climbs uphill passing through a few teahouses at Laurebina, with more views of the north western Himalayan range, after Laurebina, which means a place of walking sticks, which means during the auspicious times in and around August in the full moon as per the Nepali Lunar calendar, pilgrims come to pay homage and where a ritual bath at Gosainkund pond delivers a paradise for pilgrims to drink of its holy water for which the legend says it relinquishes the sins of a hundred lifetimes and the Hindu pilgrims come here to change their holy threads, too.
Trek back to SHING GOMPA about 5 hour’s walk.
Trek downhill to DHUNCHE about 4-5 hour’s walk.
After breakfast, drive back to KATHMANDU about 7-8 hour’s drive on 4 wheels Bus/Jeep.
We are saying good bye to the mountains as the journey in Nepal! If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Community Treks & Expedition (CTE) will take you to the airport. On your way home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. [B]
ALL ITINERARIES CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AT YOUR REQUEST. CHECK OUT “EXTENSION” FOR SOME SUGGESTIONS.
• Hotel in Kathmandu with 2 Stars Bed & Breakfast .For Two Night (On The Arrival day and After the Trekking).
• Your Meal (Breakfast-lunch-dinner) During the Trek ,
• One Experience Trekking guide & one porter for each person.
• All Land Transportation from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
• All necessary paper works and Langtang National park Entry Permits.
• Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS)
• Insurance for Guide & Porters
• All accommodation During the Trek Available Lodge /Tea Houses.
• Airport -Hotel-Airport Transfer
• Farewell Dinner
What’s Not Included:
• Personal Equipment for Trekking/
• Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
• Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu .
• Emergency Rescue evacuation
• Tipping (Tips) For Guide& Porter
• All the Alcoholic and non Alcoholic Drinks Tea .
• Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.
You must bring the following items:
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 L.
Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
Warm jacket (down)*
Basic First Aid Kit including: A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu.
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