Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Langtang Village

Gosaikunda Trek leads us through the Langtang region to the holy lakes of Gosaikunda at an astounding height of 4380m. Sitting atop the Himalaya, Gosaikundas majesty is undeniable and captivating to those who have beheld its crystal waters; praised in the Hindu traditions as a creation of the God Shiva this lake has become a major pilgrimage site for people all over the world. There is a large rock that penetrates from Gosaikundas centre which is said to be the remains of an ancient Shiva shrine; in the month of August, at the apex of monsoon season, thousands of Sadhus from around the country gather to worship here.

There are multiple avenues of approach to the lake itself, depending on your preference. The most popular trail winds up through the Langtang Valley to Sing Gomba, offering brilliant sights to those who advance with wonder in their hearts. Bordering Tibet to the north we will make our way through this culturally diverse area gaining insight into the ancient ways and traditions, perhaps having a taste of Yak cheese from one of the mountain dairies en route. The route steeply climbs its way to Laurebina Yak before finally coming upon the holy lakes themselves.

We will then hike our way down the valley to reach the outskirts of ancient Kathmandu. There are many ways to go about this trek in accordance with time, skill level and overall goals.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 :Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft).

Day 2 :Kathmandu valley sightseeing and Trek Preparation (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 3 :Drive to Syabru Bensi (1,410m) 145km/ 8 hours drive.

Day 4 :Trek Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel (2,470m.) 5-6 hours trek.

Day 5 :Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,541 m) 6-7 hours trek.

Day 6 :Trek from Langtang village to Kyangjin Gompa (3,900 m.) 3-4 hours trek.

Day 7 :Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,470m.) 6 hours trek.

Day 8 :Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,260m.) 5 hours trek.

Day 9 :Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3,330m.) 5-6 hours trek.

Day 10 :Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda (4,460m) 6 hours trek.

Day 11 :Trek from Gosainkunda to Laurebinayak Pass (4,610m) - Ghopte (3,430m.) 6 hours trek.

Day 12 :Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang (2,446m.) 6 hours trek.

Day 13 :Trek from Kutumsang to Chisopani (2,300m.) 6 hours trek.

Day 14 :Trek from Chisopani to Sundarijal (850m) - Kathmandu & we go for a farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 15 :Transfer to airport for your onward flight home sweet home.

What is Included

  • Private pick up and transfer between airport/ hotel, on arrival and departure.
  • Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley (as per the itinerary), with private transport, local guide.
  • Three nights in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, in a shared twin room with breakfast.
  • Full-board teahouse/ lodge accommodation during the trek with breakfast, lunch, dinner, teas and coffees.
  • At least 1 experienced, fully trained, government licensed and English-speaking trekking guide for the duration of the trek.
  • Assistant guides to offer support for the trek duration, as per the group size. (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide).
  • Sherpa porters to carry your luggage for the trek duration, as per the group size. (2 trekkers : 1 porter).
  • Coverage of all expenses for the guide(s) and porters, i.e. food, accommodation, salary, equipment and transportation, plus insurance for all staff (as per state law).
  • All land transportation by Land Cruiser or Jeep (with the exception of the Kathmandu-Syabrubesi return journey, which will be taken by local bus).
  • All necessary paper work and permits, including TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) permit.
  • 1 warm down jacket and sleeping bag per person (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Coordination of emergency rescue, if required. (Helicopter Evacuation available at clients’ expense).
  • Access to comprehensive first aid medical kit for the trip duration. (Clients are advised to bring their own personal medical supplies as well).
  • 1 Asia Adventure Nepal T-shirt, per person.
  • 1 Langtang region trekking map, per person.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
  • All applicable government taxes.

What is Not Included

  • Entry Visa fees – 25USD for 15 day visa, 40USD for 30 day visa and 100USD for 3 month visa on entry into Nepal (correct at time of writing)
  • Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast (and in the case of early return from the mountain other than scheduled).
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks and laundry.
  • . All entrance fees of Monastery’s and temples in Kathmandu
  • Personal medical and travel insurance and medical bills.
  • International air fares/ flights. (Fares and flights can be arranged upon request).
  • Hot shower during the trek.
  • Personal trekking equipment and clothing.
  • Insurance to cover emergency helicopter evacuation.
  • Tips for guide, porters and drivers. (Tipping is expected, but not mandatory).
Start Date End Date Cost Status
08 November 2014 27 November 2014 Available Book

Trip Facts

Duration: 15 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Moderate

Trip Cost: US$750

Destination: Nepal

Best time: Spring/Autum

Maximum Altutude: Tserku Ri (4965m)

Advantages: Purest waters in the world, Great Panoramas

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