Langtang Gosainkunda trek is one of the prominent reasons that add to the popularity of the ‘Langtang region’ and the holy lake of Gosainkunda. Every year thousands of Hindu pilgrims attempt the strenuous trek to the lake for religious reasons. This lake stands at an altitude of 4,380m and spreads across 34 acres, with the spectacular views of Langtang Lirung and other sky-high peaks on the backdrop. Langtang gosaikunda trek route unites the outlying & picturesque ‘Langtang Valley’, with the high mountain lakes ‘Gosainkunda’, at an altitude of 4,380m. The lake melts and sips down to form the Trishuli River and remains frozen for six months during winter from October to June.
We extend the trek by staying overnight at Kyanjin Gompa, a great place to try local yak cheese. Further up, we move through Nubamatang, settled in a hidden valley, on our way up to see the glaciers, which is also a gateway to Tibet. At this point, we reverse through Syabru and Sing Gompa to a high plateau, where the sacred lake of ‘Gosainkunda’ is placed. Hindu mythology attributes Gosainkunda as the abode of Hindu deities Lord Shiva and Goddess Gauri. The Hindu scriptures Bhagavata Purana andVishnuPurana, and the Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata refer toSamudra manthan, which is directly related to the origin of Gosainkunda. Its holy water is considered of particular significance during Gangadashahara and the sacred thread festival Janai Purnima when thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India visit the area. Gosaikunda is believed to have formed from the digging of the land by the Trishul (holyTrident) of lord Shiva.
Hence, ideally starting this trek from Trishuli River, north of Kathmandu, we travel through Dhunche to Syabru Bensi, a Sherpa village placed at the edge of “The Langtang National Park”. Passing along the dense oak & rhododendron forests and even the glacial moraine at places, we make it to the popular Tamang village of Langtang.
Finally crossing the laurebina pass (4600m), we descend to Ghopte and end the trek upon reaching Sundarijal.Langtang Gosainkunda trek is one of the most strenuous treks in this region, reaching at an altitude of 4300 meters. However, this trek is equally rewarding, that never fails to award you with picturesque Tamang villages, awe-inspiring mountain views and a sneak peek into the local culture.
Day 02: 7 hrs drive to Syabru Bensi (1450m) (B, L, D)
Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel (2480m) 5 ½ hrs (B, L, D)
Day 04: Trek to Langtang (3541m) 5 hrs (B, L, D)
Day 05: Trek to Kyangin Gompa (3900m) 5 ½ (B, L, D)
Day 06: Day trip to Tserkori (5184m) 4 hrs (B, L, D)
Day 07: Trek to Lama Hotel (2480m) 5 hrs (B, L, D)
Day 08: Trek to Thulo Sybru (2200m) 6 hrs (B, L, D)
Day 09: Trek to Sing Gompa (3584m) 6 hrs (B, L, D)
Day 10: Trek to Gosain Kunda (4381m) 6 hrs (B, L, D)
Day 11: Explore around higher lake (4381m) (B, L, D)
Day 12: Trek to Ghopte (3440) via (4600m) pass 6 hrs (B, L, D)
Day 13: Trek to Tarkeghyang (2550m) 6 hrs (B, L, D)
Day 14: Trek to Kutumsang (2000m) 5 hrs (B, L, D)
Day 15: Trek to Chisopani (1700m) 5 hrs (B, L, D)
Day 16: Trek to Sundarijal (1500m) 4 hrs & 1 hr drive to KTM/Hotel (B, L)
Day 17: Drive to Airport for return flight (B)
- Airport Pick up and drop off by our private vehicle
- Kathmandu hotel room on bed and Breakfast (B) basis
- Langtang National Park entry permits fees
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) fees
- Accommodation and 3 meals a day while on the trek
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local Guide & each 2 persons 1 Porter
- All program according to itineraries on full board.
- Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs
- All land transfer as per given itinerary
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Kathmandu hotel Lunch and Dinner
- Travel Insurance and medical evacuation in case of emergency
- Personal spending money & All bar bill, i.e. Soft/hard drinks, tips etc.
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