Gosaikunda Trek | Langtang region

Trip Overview

Trip facts

  •    Country: Nepal

The Langtang region has one of the best scenic locations to explore as compared to other destinations. The Gosaikunda Lake (4381m and 14371 ft) is one of the sacred lakes to the Hindus and Buddhists. They visit this place at least once a year mostly during the festival of Janai Purnima (full moon). This lake according to the Hindu mythology is home to Lord Shiva and his wife Gauri. Devotees wholeheartedly believe that taking a dip into this sacred lake wash away their sins and pain. People even say that they can see the reflection of Lord Shiva in the center of this lake.

Besides this stunning lake, you also get to view Langtang Mountain Ranges (5520 m – 7234 m), Dorjee Lhakpa (6966 m), Ganesh Himal (over 7000 m), Manaslu (8156 m) and many other peaks. The trekking to the Gosaikunda can be taken either from Dhunche or Syabrubesi. First, we will take 5-6 hrs scenic drive from Kathmandu to reach Syabrubesi and from here - we will continue trekking to our main destination Gosaikunda Lake through Chandanbari, Cholangpati, and Lauribina. As on trial to your trekking destination, we will be passing through the various forest from pine, oak, and rhododendron with their exceptional vegetation. On the trail, we might also spot wild animals like boar, bear, and musk deer. This region is also home to red panda and we can spot it if lucky!

The trails will be very splendid at best as you also get to hear the chirruping of the birds with the surrounding of the beautiful mountain ranges. Additionally, this trek will offer you with the magnificent views of entire Langtang mountain range, Ganesh Himal, and numerous other peaks. Furthermore, you also get to explore the local culture of this region from Gurung, Magars, and Brahmins etc. but mainly the Tamang and Sherpa people with their warm hospitability.

This trekking to the sacred site is also designed for those people who are keen to explore the religious beliefs and gets glimpses of mountain ranges of this region. So if you are interested to explore this region; we suggest it for the month of August as on this month - the festival is celebrated and you get to explore the rituals of the Hindus. We the team do organize this trekking every season to avoid crowds as per the client’s desire.

Accent Himalaya has designed this 14-day itinerary keeping in mind about the level of fitness of the client and altitude of this location for viewing the entire Langtang range and other peaks. If our already made itinerary is not convenient to your schedule, we definitely can revise and make a different one as per your choice. We have various options on our website for the Langtang region for you to explore. If you want further information or have any questions regarding this Gosaikunda trek, please feel free to contact us or simply email us. 

Here we list our detailed itinerary for Langtang Gosaikunda Trek: 

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel:

Day 2: Day 02: Full day of sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:

Day 3: Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi:

Day 4: Day 04: Trek from Syabrubeshi to Lama Hotel:

Day 5: Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Mundu:

Day 6: Day 06: Trek via Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gumpa:

Day 7: Day 07: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion around:

Day 8: Day 08: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel- 6 Hours:

Day 9: Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabru Goun/Thulo Syabru:

Day 10: Day 10: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa:

Day 11: Day 11: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda:

Day 12: Day 12: Trek from Gosaikunda to Dhunche:

Day 13: Day 13: Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu.

Day 14: Day 14: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel:

As you arrive at Tribhuwan International airport, our representative will pick you up and drop you at your respective hotel. In the evening, there will a welcome dinner with Nepalese cultural cuisine hosted by team Accent Himalaya.

Included meals: Breakfast


Day 02: Full day of sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:

After having our breakfast, we will have to be ready for sightseeing Kathmandu valley. We will visit some UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu. We will visit:

Pashupati Chhetra:-  Hindus most religious place.

Swayambhunath temple:- religious place for both Hindus and Buddhist

Boudhanath:- worlds’ largest Stupa  

Kathmandu Durbar square:- historical, cultural, traditional and architectural place, and others places.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi:

We will drive to Syabrubesi early in the morning after having our breakfast. We will ride with amazing views of Himalayan range green landscape and farm fields.

 Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 04: Trek from Syabrubeshi to Lama Hotel:

We will take our first step of trekking from Syabrubesi heading to Lama Hotel. We will follow the Langtang Khola, pass dense forest and cross the suspension bride severally. After crossing some teahouses, we will be at Lama Hotel. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Mundu:

After taking our breakfast, we continue to trek towards Mundu. Passing dense forests with steady climb upward to the valley, leaving trees back and with an enjoyment of marvelous views of Langtang Lirung, we will reach to Langtang village which was destroyed and 400 lives were lost in 2015 earthquake which triggered an avalanche. Finally, after crossing the Langtang village we reach the valley of Mundu.

 Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 06: Trek via Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gumpa:

Early in the morning, we will take our breakfast and start to follow the trails leading towards Kyangjjin Gumba, a principal monastery of the whole region. We will pass some traditional watermills prayer wheels and flags, Chortens and other interesting things. We will reach the Nepal’s largest Mani wall on our way, completely made of stone on which prayers are written. After a short trek, we will finally arrive at our today’s destination, Kyangjin Gumba - a place of Buddhist Shrine and whole surrounded area with magnificent views of Mountains.

 Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 


Day 07: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion around:

Today we stay at Kyangjin Gompa and explore the area. We spend the day for acclimatization. We will take tea with breakfast and start our side trek adventure passing through the Yak pastures and begin to explore Tserko, with mountain sunrise views. We will start to feel the thin and low air. We will visit the Tserko Ri and return to Kyangjin.

 Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 08: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel- 6 Hours:

We will come back to the lama hotel. We will see the fantastic views of towering mountains that we miss to see at climbing up. We will walk slowly because of high steep and sloppy hills.

 Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabru Goun/Thulo Syabru:

We will descend to the river in first of our trails, crossing the river we ascend to Thulo Syabru. We will be rewarded by the wonderful views of Langtang Lirung, Tibetan Himal range, and many other Himalayas.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 10: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa:

We will trek mostly climbing trails up to Dimsa village and continuously low steeply throughout the Rhododendron, Hemlock and Oak forest for reaching the Shin Gomba - a popular for cheese. We will have the amazing scene on our way of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan mountains and oak, Hemlock, firs forest and so on.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 11: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda:

Today we will follow the trails through rhododendron covered point to the top of the rim through jungle area. In between of Shin Gumba and Laurebinayak - is a sanctuary for red panda, an endangered wild animal. After returning to ridge path,  climb a wider route through the alpine country - we arrive at Gosainkunda. We stay here and explore whole Gosaikunda area with amazing views of the west Himal Chuli (7893 m), Manaslu range (8156 m), Ganesh Himal range(7406 m), Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung. 

Even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north across the valley is Langtang Lirung. Gosaikunda Basin has more than a dozen lakes. The main lakes (kunda) are as Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosaikunda. According to the Puranas (Holy book of Hindus) - Gosainkunda was created by Lord Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the world,

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 12: Trek from Gosaikunda to Dhunche:

Today we will return on our trail as same as we arrive till Chandanbari, Sin Gumba, and our trail descends through the pine, silver oak and rhododendron forest with marijuana plants up cross the bridge over the Sin Gumba stream. There is flatter and stretches level path after reaching near to Dhunche where we can see the factories of mineral water.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 13: Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu.

Today after having our breakfast, we will have to catch the bus for Kathmandu about at 7 am. We will drive for about 8 hours and reach Kathmandu. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner for celebration of trip succession.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 14: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

Today we will be going to separate with these wonderful 13 days experience. Our representative will drop you to Tribhuwan International Airport and help until you will check in.  If you want to explore Nepal more, we always welcome you. 

Included meals: Breakfast


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14 days

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