Langtang Valley Gosaikunda Trek is a religious trek towards the venerated Gosaikunda Lake that is believed to have been crafted by Lord Shiva himself to get relief from the agony after he swallowed the lethal kalkut poison to save the world from being annihilated also known as Langtang circuit trek. Hindu and Buddhist devotees along with shamanic practitioners visit the Holy Gosainkunda Lake every year in Janai Purnima which falls every year in the full moon of Bhadra which usually coincides with the august month of English Calendar. Taking bath in the chilling water of Gosainkunda Lake is believed to wipe off all the mortal sin of devotees that they commit in their lifetime.
Traveling through several villages with an opportunity to have a peek into rural way of living and traditional culture and traditions, walking along the Mani walls, visiting Kyangjin Gompa monastery, having wonderful views of Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, Gangchenpo and other Tibetan Mountains, passing through forest of blooming rhododendrons and other alpine flowers and having the fantastic view of Saraswati Kunda, Bhairab Kunda and Gosaikunda Lake are major attractions of Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Trek.
‘Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Trek’ at Tourist Link Treks & Expedition is 17-days package which begins with the 9hour drive through the serpentine road of Nuwakot to Syabrubesi from where the amazing trekking experience initiates as we walk past Lama Hotel to pretty and culturally rich Langtang Village. Offering our respect to Kyangjin Gompa Monastery, we will make an advance through Sing Gompa Monastery to Gosainkunda Lake. Taking bath in Gosaikunda Lake, we will make our return trip through highland Villages of Gopte, Melamchi Gaon, Tarkegyang and Sermathang to Melamchipul from where we will drive back to Kathmandu and thus this fun- filled ‘Langtang Gosaikunda Trek’ concludes.
Itinerary Outline of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek:
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Shift to hotel
Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1503m) 7-8hrs
Day04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2400m) 5-6hrs
Day05: Trek to Langtang Village (3430m) 5-6hrs
Day06: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa 3830m) 5-6hrs
Day07: Explore around Kyangjin Gompa (4700m) 3hrs
Day08: Trek back to Lama Hotel 2400m) 6-7hrs
Day09: Trek to Thulo Syabru (2210m) 5-6hrs
Day10: Trek to Sing Gompa (3330m) 5hrs
Day11: Trek to Gosainkunda (4380m)5-6hrs
Day12: Trek to Gopte (3525m) 5-6hrs
Day13: Trek to Melamchi Gaon (2530m) 4hrs
Day14: Trek to Tarke Gyang (2600m) 2hrs
Day15: Trek to Sermathang (2590m) 2hrs
Day16: Trek to Melamchi Pul Drive to Kathmandu
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu, shift to hotel:
Upon landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative from Tourist Link Treks & Expedition who will then convey you through the vibrant streets in Kathmandu to the hotel where you will receive a brief explanation regarding your trekking package. You will spend the pleasant night in the comfy bed.
Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu:
Taking light breakfast early in the morning, our guide will then take you for a pleasant day tour inside Kathmandu which encompasses the UNESCO enlisted sites like the holiest shrine of Shiva at Pashupatinath Temple Complex, the Bouddhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Temple aka Monkey Temple. The tour will conclude by taking you to the Kathmandu Durbar Square which is a historical site. Home of Living Goddess- Kumari, Kasthamandap Temple and Kal Bhairab are some must see sites around Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Day03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1530m) 7-8hrs
It takes about 5hour of scenic drive through the slithering road with beautiful views of rice fields, terraces and hills to take us to Trishuli Bazaar from where we will follow the bumping dirt road to Dhunche. From Dhunche, we will continue along the road to Syabrubesi Bazaar which is crowded with several hotels and lodges. We will spend the night in a lodge at Syabrubesi.
Day04: Trek to Lama Hotel(2400m) 5-6hrs
Pursuing the downward trail that leads us to Ghopche Khola, we will move forward through a place with landslide before choosing the ascending trail to Rimche located at 2400m altitude. Crossing the dense woods of bamboo, we will make it to Lama Hotel where we will be staying overnight.
Day05: Trek to Langtang Village(3430m) 5-6hrs
Following the raised path, we will make an advance through the vibrant forest of maples, rhododendron, pine and oak which will bless us with an opportunity to view monkeys and local birds. Leaving the forest, we will reach to Gumanchok which further leads us to Ghora Tabela. Following the downward trail, we will arrive at Thangshyap from where we will make a climb to arrive at Langtang Village where we can enjoy the spectacular view of Lirung Mountain.
Day06: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3830m) 5hrs
Following the ascending trail, we will pass through beautiful small villages of Sindum and Yamphu to reach to Laja Khola. Crossing Laja Khola, we will continue to walk through the trail that escalates uphill to arrive at the view point which offers the scenic views of Kyangjin Gompa and icefall from Lirung and Kinshung. Later we will descend to Kyangjin Gompa.
Day07: Exploration around Kyangjin Gompa ( 4700m) 3hrs
Gentle walking is preferred over remaining idle when it comes to prevent the effects of high altitude sickness. So, we will explore around Kyangjin Gompa on the 7th day during which we will be making visit to the government operated cheese factory. We can also climb up to visit the natural view point to have amazing views of Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa peaks.
Day08: Trek back to Lama Hotel(2400m) 6-7hrs
From Kyangjin Gompa, we will choose a downward trail which will lead us to Langtang River. Crossing Langtang River, we will make an advance towards enchanting Langtang Village which further leads us to sets of hotel known as Lama Hotel which is located at 2500m altitude.
Day09: Trek to Thulo Syabru(2210m) 5-6hrs
Leaving Lama Hotel early in the morning, we will cross the river and follow the raised path that passes through few highland settlements of Sherpa and Tamang tribes which will take us to Thulo Syabru located at 2230m altitude where we will be staying overnight.
Day10: Trek to Sing Gompa(3330m) 5hrs
The trek on 10th day begins by following the upward trail through the steep hill which will take us to Dimsa Village. Walking past the schools and gompas, we will follow the trail through oak and hemlock woods to make it to Sing Gompa which is a Buddhist Monastery located at 3330m altitude.
Day11: Trek to Gosainkunda(4380m)5-6hrs
Following the easy trail, we will arrive at Chalang Pati where we will be enjoying the panoramic views of Lirung Mountain before crossing the deep woods to arrive at Laurebina Pass. Crossing the high pass at Laurebina, we will walk along the stupa of Sakyamuni to make it to Saraswati Kunda from where we will continue our journey to Gosainkunda.
Day12: Trek to Gopte(3525m) 5-6hrs
Starting from the northern edge of Gosainkunda Lake, we will advance through the three smaller lakes which will lead us to Laurebinayak from where the route lowers down through Langtang National Park post at Bhera Goth to Phedi. From Phedi, we will walk past bamboo trees to Gopte located at 3440m altitude.
Day13: Trek to Melamchi Gaon(2530m) 4hrs
Our trekking on 13th day initiates early in the morning. From Tharepati, we will make our way through the spruce and rhododendron forest to arrive at the Chhyadi Khola which we will cross through the bridge and walk to Melamchi Gaon which is a beautiful Sherpa Village.
Day14: Trek to Tarke Gyang(2600m) 2hrs
Lowering down to Melamchi River, we will walk past the school before following the raising trail to Tarke Gyang meadow. Resting a bit in the land full of lush green vegetation, we will advance further to Tarke Gyang Village. While at Tarkegyang Village, we will visit the miraculous 18th century Gompa.
Day15: Trek to Sermathang(2590m) 2hrs
Moving through the beautiful small village of Gangyul, we will advance further through the deep forests which will lead us to the river. Crossing the river, we will walk past Chumik to arrive at big Sherpa Village of Sermathang. Sermathang serves as natural view point as it offers the spectacular views of several snow-clad mountains like Rolwaling Himal, Mount Everest, Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal and Gosainkunda Himal.
Day16: Trek to Melamchi Pul Drive to Kathmandu:
Walking through the small villages of Nigale, Gyalsha and Raithani Gyang, we will make an advance through the pine woods to arrive at Dubha Chaur from where we will lower down to Melamchi Pul. We will encompass59.2km distance in two hours of driving to arrive at Chabahil Bus stop from where we will head towards the hotel.
The wonderful 17days ‘Langtang Gosaikunda Trek’ comes to an end on this day as you will be transferred back to Tribhuvan International airport by our representative. We are happy to serve you and we will be looking forward for your next visit.
- Accommodation 2 night in Kathmandu in 3 Star Category hotel as per itinerary under B/B plan
- All meals (B/L/D) during the trekking period
- Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Tample, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
- Seasonal Friuts
- Accommodation (Lodge) during the trekking period
- National park permit
- English speaking guide
- Highly experienced staffs or Porter service (2 Trekkers: 1Porter)
- Food, clothing and salary of our staffs
- Insurance of staffs
- All necessary grounded transportation
- Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
- Airport Pick up and drop
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company
- TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System)
- All local/ Government Taxes
- Personal nature Expenses
- Bar bill and all kinds of drinks
- Rescue and Evacuation
- Gratitude (tip) for staff (not mandatory)
SUGGESTED TREKKING EQUIPMENT LIST
- 1 Pair of hiking boots
- 1 Medium size backpack
- 1 Day pack
- 1 Sleeping bag (-20 C)
- 1 Down Jacket/Gore tax Jacket
- 1 Light wind & water proof jacket
- 1 Inner sleeping sheet
- 2 Long sleeve T-shirts
- 1 Water bottle
- 1 Pair gaiters/over trousers
- 1 Pair sport shoes or sandal
- 2 Pairs light weight trousers
- 1 Pair shorts
- 1 Fleece / warm sweater
- 2 T-shirts
- 2 Pair’ light socks
- 3 Pairs heavy wool socks
- 1 Sweatshirts / light sweater
- 1 Torch & spear batteries
- 1 Swimming costume / bathing suits
- 1 Medium size towel
- 1 Washing kit including washing powder, small clothesline and pegs, insect repellents etc. & personal toiletries
- Moleskin for blister
- Swiss type of army knife
- Toilet paper, biodegradable soap/shampoo
- Personal medication.
- Underwear (including thermals)
- Warm hat/ gloves
- Sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream
- Spear plastic bags for wrapping clothes
You should satisfy that your cold weather clothing will keep you comfortable down to – 20 degree Celsius. Most of the items mentioned above can easily & cheaply be hired either in Kathmandu or in Pokhara (if you are travelling to the Annapurna Region). Similarly Namche Bazaar has also alike options.
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So the safari was followed up AFTER the 25 days of trekking in Kanchenchunga, which as you can imagine was very tiring, but certainly enjoyable. The fresh air there was so nice, but my feet certainly payed the price. I had unfortunately acquired some rather large blisters on my right foot but carried on non the less. But let’s just say that I was relieved to spend the last part of the trip riding around on the back of an elephant lol..
All in all though I wouldn’t trade the experience I had with the team for anything! The people, the weather, the scenery was just simply amazing, and I feel that there are many more fun filled adventures to have with tourist link treks in the coming years, and I can’t wait!
Anna Nadia Bandura From Poland
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Having always fantasized about visiting Tibet, I decided recently to make my wish a reality. Having visited Nepal before and done some different treks with different trekking companies, I stumbled across Tourist Link Treks & Expedition (P.) LTD. A friend of mine had recommended them as being the cheapest most reliable tour company out of many others, and since I valued his judgment greatly I decided to give them a shot. Well, I certainly was not disappointed to say the least. I couldn’t believe the quote I got from them with everything included. It was nearly half the price! Of what I’d plan to budget for. At first the offer sounded abit too good to be true, but going with my gut instincts, my friends advise and the warm friendly reception I was greeted with other the phone with them, I decided to go for it. The tour consisted of a direct flight to the neighboring mountains, and a trek around the peaks of the Tibetan peaks. I knew I was amongst one of the wonders of the world where I was and had my camera on stand by to capture some of the most breath taking shots I have ever taken. There where moments where time just seemed to stand still, where the wild life seemed so in balance with its surroundings that we appeared to blend into their eco system. No fear, no negative vibes, just being, for as far as the eye could reach. A translucent depiction of what life is supposed to be like, or how it once was. Something was telling me, ‘this is how its supposed to be’
When your amongst such beauty, caught in a realm of timelessness, it is easy to get lost in what it is your doing. And when the hand on my shoulder was softly felt by the guide, it was back to reality I stumbled to.
Joe wakefield From Uk
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
I had an awesome trip, great price the best guide (Nigma Sherpa) and very strong happy porter. I did EBC kala pather, Gokyo, Gokyo RI good food good accommodation. Learnt so much about the mountains, climbing the mountains, treated like a king. A very big thank you to Nigma sherpa always felt safe and in good hands thanks for organizing a great trip Hom at a great price.
Scott Blake From Australia
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
My hasband and i am from Germany , we booked the poonhill trek with Tourist Link Treks . Our guide Elmi was really great , he told us lot of about Nepali culture , the life in the hills and about the Flora and Fanna . He cared a lot about us and always went into the Kitchens in the tea houses where we stoped to eat and drink to check whether everthing was clean and well prepared .
Compared to the other guide , Elmi was really well prepared and equipment after the 4th day . I went sick and Elmi gave me medicine and managed to shorten our trip . He even carried my backpack when i was very weak . All we were very satisfied with our guide and the trek . The view from poonhill was amazing , Elmi explaned all the Mountain we could see . so it was a great pleasure and a very good choice
Best regards : Julia & Sascha Michely
julia & Sascha Michely From Germany
Saturday, December 27th, 2014
We , two girls of arround 25 from the Netherlands , booked the Langtang Trek with Tourist Link Trek . we hired a guide and a porter , who took a lot of work out of our hands . The Langtang Trek was very beautiful and our guide had a lot of hummer . He made a new plan when one of us had an injury (ankle) , which was very nice . He told us about local traditional , mountain , animals ,history and local alcohol .
Our porter was never tired , he walked from our endpoint back to carry our other bags .
In short , amazing trip , good organisation .
Kind regards , Maartje and emmely
Maartje Verhoeven and Emmely Vender Steen From Netherlands
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Personally , i don't have that much experience with guide but i know that Raju is am 'A' calss guide , i'm almost certain that guy saved my life or ( my eyes feet etc ) my life times, he's a hardworking guy that will put all his effort on it to keep you going and to make you as comfortable as possible .
Handrik de peeker From Holland
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
To Hom and Niraj ,
Thank you for an excellent and memoriable journey to the Everest Base camp .The itinerary was well planned and guide is very knowledge and attractive .
This is a trip of A lifetime and worth every ....much thanks and until next time , Will zeng
Will Zeng From Australia
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
We had a trip organized by Tourist link from KTM to Langtang for 8 days . The price was excelent and we had great experience with our poter \ guide Elmi . He was a fantastic guide , helping us catch our bus in Ktm . All the way throught the trek until . We were back into Tourist link trek office in Ktm . Our trip was well organized , convenient and very enjoyable . I would recommend Tourist Link without a doubt !! Many Thanks
Mark Stanley armstrong From Canada
Friday, September 12th, 2014