Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trek

Tserko riLangtang valley plus Gosainkunda Lake Trek lies in the central part of Nepal which is closer to north of Kathmandu valley and to the south of Tibetan border. It is one of the nearest treks from Kathmandu. It is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south Langtang Lirung (7,246m), to the north (Gang Chhenpo (6,388m), to the south Naya Kanga (5,846m and to the east (Dorje Lakpa (6966m). In the high mountain, Tibetan culture existing and in the down hills Mostly Tamang, Gurung, Brahman, Chettri and others. It is the habitat of world endangers animal Red Panda. The trek passes through varied landscapes ranging from evergreen forest, cascading waterfalls and turbulent streams to alpine grass and barren mountainsides. This trek offers pine forest, swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow- capped peaks, grassy downs and meadows strewn with daisies and wild primulas. It has unparalleled combination of natural beauty and cultural riches. Gosainkunda Lake is the sacred lake both the adherents of Hindu and Buddhist faiths, is also known for wonderful scenery where pilgrims congregate on specific days of the year wash off their sins. In the upper part of the valley there are snow ridges spanning angry torrents, high passes enveloped in mist, tiny lakes of crystalline brightness and glaciated mountain. It offers plenty of scope for amazing scenery of unscathed woodlands, enormous glaciers, lakes and snowy peaks. Langtang valley Trek offers the massif views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lhakpa, Manaslu Range, Maluntse and many others peaks.

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Name of Trek:

Langtang Valley & Gosainkunda Lake Trek

Location:

Langtang Region and Helambu Region

Trekking Grade:  

Easy to Moderate 

Activities:  

Tour and Trekking

Minimum Altitude: 

1,400m

Maximum Altitude: 

5,000m

Season:  

Spring and Autumn

Accommodation:  

Lodge

Transportation:   

Land Transportation 

Trek duration:  

18 Days (14 Days for Trek)

Trekking Starting Point:  

Syabrubenshi

Trekking Ending Point:  

S  Melamchi Pul

Walking hour per day:  

5 to 7 hours

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1300m.). Arrive at Kathmandu where we are met and transferred to our hotel. In the evening we will conduct a briefing session.

Day 02: Visit Kathmandu valley (Self)

  • SWAYAMBHUNATH, also known as the monkey temple, is climbed by a long set of steps and has great views of Kathmandu.
  • BOUDHANATH STUPA has many traditional Gompas hung with strings of multi-coloured prayer flags; it attracts many Sherpas and Tibetans for the circumambulations of the stupa (koras).
  • PASHUPATINATH is a Hindu temple with burning Ghats on the banks of the Bagmati River.
  • DURBAR SQUARE, which is one of the old capitals of the Kathmandu valley, has a blend of Hindu and Buddhist temples

Day 03: By private bus: Kathmandu to Syabrubenshi (1,467m).
We start the journey early in the morning after a breakfast to Sybrubenshi the trekking starting point of about 7 hour drive which provides you mountain scenery and landscape. The first path till Dhunche is smooth. From then the path moves along the gravel road.

Day 04: Syabrubenshi – Lama Hotel (2,470m)
Descend through Syabru and continue down the ridge until you come to a trail to the east that drops sharply off the ridge and through a dense forest. Cross a bridge over a tributary of the Langtang Khola and then climb for a short distance. The trail follows the south of bank of the river through a deep gorge with no more views of the mountains, crossing another tributary in about an hour. In another hour from this tributary, cross yet another bridge to the north bank of Langtang Khola. The trail begins climbing up from the river at the point and in an hour, shortly after the trail level off, the trail join in the Langtang trail from Sherpa Gaon and Syabrubenshi. Another hour from this trail junction brings to you to the Lama Hotel.

Day 05: Lama Hotel – Langtang Gaon (3,430m)
We climb on through dense forest; the ground is covered with moss? Trees have ferns and epiphytic orchids clinging to them. From within this semi-tropical jungle glimpses of the glittering white Langtang Lirung make a startling contrast. The trail then crosses a stream then rises steeply to a pass marked with prayer flags, crossing another stream on a bailey bridge before reaching the popular lunch spot Ghoda Tabela. The trail now follows across the helipad and yak pastures and climbs slowly through rhododendron forest, fields of buckwheat, potato and barley. After crossing Chamki and Ghumba villages we encounter water mills and prayer wheels along the way. The trail finally leads to the larger settlement of Langtang..

Day 06: Langtang Gaon – Kyangin Gompa (3,870m)
Passing through a small village you then climb a ridge with a large chorten on the top. The trail gradually climbs past beautiful Mani wall to small village named as Mundu. Cross Laja chu, then climb a moraine. Reaching viewpoint you can see the monastery of Kyanjin Gompa. In Kyanjin Gompa, the highest village is the gompa from which the village was named as well as a cheese factory. This was started by the Swiss in 1955 and now produces thousands of kilos of cheese.

Day 07: Excursion to TSERKO RI (4,984m). Trek to Lama Hotel
Today you are free. The village is a good starting point for further exploration of the Langtang Valley. You can climb Tserko Ri (5,000 m) through the valley to Langshisa Kharka at the foot of the Langtang glacier. A better option and just as beautiful is to climb to the viewpoint at Kyangjin Ri (4600 m). You can also enjoy being around the village and watching the Tibetans go about their daily work. Trek to Lama Hotel

Day 08: Lama Hotel – Thulo Syabru (2,250m)
After a short descent we say goodbye to the Langtang valley and we come back to the well-situated Sherpa village which we have already visited. If you have booked for the three week trip, but decide to quit and return to Kathmandu before the trek, then you can do so here. However, the cost of staying in Kathmandu would not be covered.

Day 09: Thulo Syabru – Shin Gompa (3,330m)
From Thulo Syabru we ascend above the village, crossing a few houses and potato fields. After passing a line of chortens you will reach Dursagang. Continuing through forests of hemlock, oak and rhododendron you will reach Phoprang Danda, a great place to view Langur monkeys and the superb view of the sunset at Ganesh Himal. Taking the uphill track at every junction you encounter and crossing a ridge in a forest you can find a lovley viewpont over Dunche. After reaching one final ridge, walking past a government agriculture office and taking a left turn, you are led to Chandan Bari also known as Shin Gompa. At Shin Gompa there is a small cheese factory as well as the neglected gompa with its 1000-armed Avalokitesvara statue.

Day 10: Shin Gompa –Chyolangpati la Pass (4,165m). Trek to Gosainkunda Lake (4380m)
Emerging from the forests of moss and fern, there will be views of Langtang Lirung (7225 m) and Ganesh Himal (7429 m). This area marks the transition from the moist mountain forests to the north and the dry scrub of the southern slopes. Climbing to over 4000m you will reach the lakes. You will pass Saraswati Kund and then Bhairav Kund lakes before reaching the third lake, Gosainkund (4380 m) where there is a shrine housing a revered lingam symbolizing Shiva. According to legend, Shiva released the waters of the holy lakes with his trident, and the black rock in the center of the lake is said to be his head.

Day 11: Gosainkunda Lake - Ghopte (3430m)
The rugged mountain path leads you to the Laurebina pass. The trail descends along a stream towards Bheda Goth. Descending steeply for an hour along a rough track then takes you to the village of Phedi. You will then descend further across a river, before the trail climbs very slowly through the forest to Ghopte (3430 m). Here you will sleep very easily. 

Day 12: Ghopte – Melamchi Gaon (2530m)
After breakfast the trail turns east and drops steeply into a narrow valley from the northern end of the village. The vegetation changes to large firs, then oaks and rhododendrons, as we rapidly low altitude. Thearepati and then the trail goes in descending order from Tharepati to Melamchi Gaun through the pine and rhododendron forest with good views down into the Helambu valley. The ridge directly above the village gives you a marvelous view of the Jugal Himal and Numbur in the Solu Khumbu. Cross the village and enter a forested area, again descending to Melamchi River followed to the Malemchigaon for overnight. Melamchi Gaon is surrounded by beautiful forests, which is mainly inhabited by Sherpa people with their distinctive culture and some Buddhist monasteries

Day 13: Melamchi Gaon – Tarkheghang (2560m)
The early part of the trek descends until you cross the stream named as Melamchi. Now you enter a cultural destination it call Helambu Region. Then the trail goes gently up to beautiful Sherpa village Tarkeghyang passing through Sherpa old settlements and biggest monasteries. The stone houses are close together with narrow alleyways separating them. Stay overnight at guesthouse.

Day 14: Tarkheghang – Sermathang (2610m)
Today the trail is quite easy through flat land with beautiful forests. The trail leads us cross small forest with the view of beautiful village of Helembu region. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the pretty Sherpa village of Gangyul. The people of this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Bhutan. This is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries and view of Jugal Himal range at the north face of Sermathang village.

Day 15: Sermathang – Melamchi Pool (880m, 4hrs).
After breakfast the trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. Along the way, you come across several old villages with their own particular traditions. Walking today is quite pleasant with mountain views and the possibility of interacting with friendly local people.

Day 16: By Bus: Melamchi pool – Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu through the road passing terraces, streams, rivers, local settlements and high hills. It takes about 3/4 hours back to Kathmandu.

Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping and other activities

Day 18: Departure

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Above mentioned Trip dates are the fixed departure date for Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trek 2018. The cost mentioned in the tables are the cost from 6 to 12 peoples in a group. This trip can only be organized for minimum of two people upon your request. A group booking of 10 or more people is subjected to a maximum discount with the availability of free trip to one person. If your group is much larger please contact us to discuss about the price. 

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Cost Includes:

  • Airport pickup and drop on private vehicle
  • 4 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at twin sharing room on BB plan
  • One day full sightseeing in Kathmandu with English speaking Tour Guide.
  • Transportation: Kathmandu to Syabrubenshi and Melamchi Bazar to Kathmandu on private transportation. 
  • Completely lodge trekking with full board i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Twin sharing rooms on best available Guesthouses in trekking routes
  • Langtang National Park entrance fees and TIMS card
  • Local English Speaking Trekking Guide, Assistant Guide and Porters
  • First aid and medical kits
  • All government taxes and official charges.
  • Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staffs

Cost Excludes: 

  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Rescue/ emergence and insurance cost 
  • Beverage and hard drinks and alcohol
  • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
  • Personal equipments and personal expenses.
  • In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be born by themselves.

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CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK
Chitwan National Park is a popular destination for visitors wanting to have a good experience of the region’s wildlife which covers 932 sq. km. in the flat lowland region of southern Nepal. It is one of the most important sub-tropical parks of Nepal with endangered Royal Bengal tiger, Greater One-horned rhinoceros, Gangetic dolphin (Platanista gangetica), Wild Asian elephant, Gaur, Golden Monitor lizard, Gharial crocodile and many more. It has 6 premier jungle resorts scattered inside its boundaries. The falling rhino (less than 200) and tiger (less than 30) populations in the present park region, focused attention on the Chitwan region and in 1963 the southern two-thirds of the park were declared rhino sanctuary. Since 1963 wildlife populations and ecosystems have been rebounding. In 1973 Chitwan became Nepal's first National Park. The relatively pristine state of the modern park and its unique ecosystems prompted UNESCO to declare the park a World Heritage site in 1984.

KOSHI TAPPU WILDLIFE RESERVE
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve lies on the flood plains of the Koshi River. The rectangular - shaped Reserve is contained within the east and west embankments of the Koshi Barrage. Established in 1976, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is 175 square kilometers of wildlife refuge and wetlands habitat. It is located in Eastern Nepal and can be accessed from the Mehendra Highway. The reserve is also home to the water buffalo, deer, nilgai, mugger crocodile, Ganges River Dolphin (also called the Gangetic Dolphin), and over 280 species of birds. In additional to wildlife, the Reserve also protects a substantial part of the Sapta Koshi, (a tributary of the Ganges River) flood plain. In 1987, it was declared a Ramsar site.

WHITE WATER RAFTING
Nepal is blessed with some of the wildest and most spectacular rivers in the world. It’s a wonderful way to experience Nepal’s natural and ethic-cultural heritage. The combination of beautiful mountain scenery, exhilarating white water rapids, warm water and fascinating cultural opportunities make Nepal one of the premier places to go White water rafting.  Rivers here are regarded as goddess, which are included in a number of Hindu and Buddhist religious rituals. Many can be witnessed during a rafting adventure. Adjoining slopes often harbor dense vegetation and interesting wildlife with many species of fish. Rafting in Nepal is a thrill of running white water rapids combining many outdoor adventures into one holiday. The best time for rafting in Nepal is usually March to June and September to early December

    1. Trishuli River (Rafting trip for 1 to 3 Days)
    2. Seti River (Rafting trip 2 Days)
    3. Bhote Koshi River (Rafting trip for 2 Days)
    4. Kali Gandaki River (Rafting trip for 3 Days)
    5. Marshyadi River (Rafting / Kayaking trip for 4 Days)
    6. Sun Koshi River (Rafting trip for 7 to 9 Days)
    7. Arun River (Rafting adventure for 9 Days)
    8. Karnali River (Whitewater Rafting trip for 10 Days)
    9. Tamur River (Rafting adventure for 10 Days)

 
ROCK CLIMBING
Rock climbing is a sport in which participants climb up or across natural rock formations or man-made rock walls. The goal is to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a pre-defined route. Rock climbing is similar to scrambling (another activity involving the scaling of hills and similar formations), but climbing is generally differentiated because of the use of hands to support the climber's weight as well as to provide balance. Rock climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport, one that often tests a climber's strength, endurance, agility, and balance along with his or her mental control. It can be a dangerous sport and knowledge of proper climbing techniques and usage of specialized climbing equipment is crucial for the safe completion of routes. Because of the wide range and variety of rock formations around the world, rock climbing has been separated into several different styles and sub-disciplines that are described below.

MOUNTAIN FLIGHT
We recommend a mountain flight for travelers that want to be in the camera range of the highest peaks in the world. . In just a short time, you will be experiencing the Himalayas at such close range it will seem as though you could reach out and touch them. You will have a panoramic encounter with the highest majestic Mountains on earth. Cruising this close to the awe-inspiring massifs of rock and ice is a cut-of-this-world experience. You can enjoy a seemingly endless chain of snowcapped peaks as you fly above clouds, over glaciers and lakes, rivers and gorges from window. The clear, non-tinted window offers a great opportunity to experience and photograph the aerial view of the many mountains along with the Kathmandu valley.