Langtang Gosaikund Circuit Trek
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Our Langtang Gosainkund circuit Trek begins with a 132km 7-8 hour bus ride from Kathmandu that follows the torturous and scenically exciting road to cross the Dhotre Khola, before turning north up the Trisuli Nadi to Syabru Besi the starting point of the trek.
The Langtang circuit trek section passes through forests of oak, rhododendron and then bamboo along the Langtang Khola to Kyanjin Gompa. This is a Sherpa village and an ideal place to experience the spiritual lifestyle of these Buddhist people: their monastery is 700 years old.
From here, an early morning hike up Tserko Ri (4 984m/16 352ft) offers tremendous panoramic views of the High Himalaya, including Langtang Lirung (7227m/23 712ft) and the foot of one of its glaciers. A traditional cheese factory in the village welcomes visitors.
The route then returns to the Lama Hotel before branching southwards to Thulo Syabru (Big Syabru). Then to Chandan Bari also known as Shin Gompa with magnificent views of Ganesh Himal (7422m/24 351ft) to the North West on the border with Tibet and Langtang II (6 596m/21 641ft) in the North East.
Next is the walk to Laurebina and on to Gosainkund. Watch the sun rise over the numerous glistening lakes: believed to have been created by Lord Shiva after striking the rock with his trident. This is an important pilgrimage site for both Buddhists and Hindus.
The Gosaikunda trekking trail then passes over the Laurebina La (4 609m/15 121ft) and descends gradually into the Helambu Valley with its terraced farmlands and rice paddies. The scenery is softer with views of the Dorje Lakpa and Jugal Himal ranges. Numerous Buddhist monasteries dot the countryside around the villages of Kutumsang, Chisopani and the large Tamang village of Mulkharka. From Sundarijal, a short one hour drive takes you back to your Hotel in Kathmandu.
Sturdy boots, warm/waterproof clothing, a good sleeping bag, day pack camera sunscreen and hat are essential items.
Our Langtang Gosaikunda trekking package includes transport, local porters, meals, tea house accommodation and safe drinking water.Spring (March - May) and autumn (September - November) are the best months to trek, but we offer this trek in all four seasons.
Langtang Gosaikunda trekking Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1 300m/4 264ft). MMT staff will meet and transfer you to your hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation
A day at leisure for your own interests
Day 03: Kathmandu – Syabru Besi (1440m /4750ft): 8-10 hrs drive, 132km.
Day 04: Syabru Besi – Lama Hotel (2470m /8104ft): 5-6 hrs.
Day 05: Lama Hotel- Langtang (3430m /11253ft): 5- 6 hrs.
Day 06: Langtang - Kyanjin Gompa: (3870m /12697ft): 4-5 hrs.
Day 07: Rest and acclimatisation day: Kyanjin Gompa region A changed statement (for next year!)
Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa - Lama Hotel: (2470m /8150ft): 7-8 hrs.
Day 09: Lama Hotel – Thulo Syabru (2230m /7350ft) 5-6 hrs.
Day 10: Thulo Syabru – Shin Gompa (3 330 m /10 925 ft.) 4-5 hrs.
Day 11: Shin Gompa - Laurebina Yak (3 950m /12 960ft): 3-4 hrs
Day 12: Laurebina Yak – Gosainkund Lake (4380m /14 454ft) 3-4 hrs.
Day 13: Gosainkund Lake- Gopte (3440m /11286ft) 6-8 hrs.
Day 14: Gopte- Tharepati (3640m /12012ft): 2-3 hrs.
Day 15: Tharepati – Kutumsang (2450 m /8085ft) 4-5 hrs.
Day 16: Kutumsang - Chisopani (2160m /7125ft) 5-6 hrs.
Day 17: Chisopani – Sundarijal /Kathmandu (1300m /4264ft)) 4-5 hrs trek, 1 hour drive
Day 18: Kathmandu Departure: Transfer to International Airport and fly to your onward destination.
- All airport/Hotel transfers
- 2 star Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights on BB plan
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- City tour by private car
- Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
- Hot drinks (Tea & Coffee)
- Safe Drinking water
- All mountain accommodation
- Ground transport(Kathmandu /Dhunche & Sundarijal/ Kathmandu)
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader (Govt. registered trekking guide), assistant trekleader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Guide & porter salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
- All necessary paper work and permits (National Park Permit & TIMS)
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Trekking equipment such as four season down jacket, sleeping bag, trekking boots, rain coat, walking stick and many more as per necessity
- Bottle drinks
- City monument fees
- Personal expenses
- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
- Travel insurance and evacuation
Langtang Gosainkund Circuit Trek detail itinerary
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1 300m/4 264 ft)
Our Mountain Mart Treks Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall (after completing passport, immigration and visa requirements). Look for our Treks and Expeditions logo with your name on it. Transfer to your hotel: afternoon free. Evening: a welcome dinner hosted by our management team to introduce you to your guide, brief you on the trek, trekking visas and necessities.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation
After breakfast, a city tour that includes the Kathmandu Valley’s cultural world heritage sites: the Hindu temple Pashupatinath;; Swayambhunath, the famed “monkey temple;” Bouddhanath, the world’s largest stupa and visits to the historical Patan Durbar Square and Kathmandu’s Durbar Square (Freak Street) with ancient temples, unique art, architecture, and the chance to see the Kumari (living goddess).
Evening: pre-trip counselling and a check on trek gear, medical kit and permits.
A day at leisure to follow your own interests.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Syabru Besi (1 440m /4 750ft) 7-8 hrs drive
The 132km journey northwest from Kathmandu, on the Northern Highway, follows a torturous route over the middle hills through picturesque forest and farmland. Views of Manaslu, the Ganesh Himal and Kyirong to the north are possible from high ridges. At Devighat the road turns north into the Trisuli Valley and meets the river at Trisuli. A secondary road then winds its way along the river to Betrawati before snaking over the hills to Dhunche; the largest village in the region and then to Syabru Besi on this river from Tibet – which is here named the Bhote Kosi. Overnight at Syabru Besi.
Day 04: Syabru Besi – Lama Hotel (2 470m /8 104ft) 5-6 hrs
From Syabru Besi the trail follows the Langtang Khola which rises from the Langtang Glacier below Langtang Ri on the finger of land that pushes north to the border with Tibet. After crossing a couple of suspension bridges it leads precipitously along and above the south bank of the stream, passing through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests. These are home to a wide variety of wildlife: numerous birds, grey langurs, and possibly red pandas, wild boars, Himalayan black bears, et al.
At Bamboo, the trail crosses to the northern side of the stream, into drier scrub forest, and passes several waterfalls before climbing to the split-village of Renche. The path then rises gently to Lama Hotel (Changtang). Overnight at Lama Hotel.
Day 05: Lama Hotel- Langtang (3 430m /11 253ft) 5- 6 hrs
The trail climbs a 1 000m, fairly gently today, beginning easily at first, then more steeply as it climbs through mixed forest of oak, rhododendron, maple and hemlock. Tantalising views of the approaching Langtang Himal appear to the north. The trail then drops back to a picturesque tea house on the river, climbs a pass to the hotel-settlement of Ghora Tabela and then rises with the river, as it gradually enters the ancient, broad, U-shaped glacial valley carved by the Langtang, Shalbachum and Lirung Glaciers.
The path then climbs the hillside; through forest and open terraced fields of buckwheat, barley and potatoes, to the villages of Thangshyap, Chamki and Ghumba (with an interesting gompa). Finally it rises, past water driven mills and prayer wheels, to the large village of Langtang: headquarters of the National Park. Impressive twin waterfalls drop from a cliff-cleft above this Tibetan village of flat-roofed stone and wooden homes. Cattle and yaks graze above the town. Langtang Lirung (7 227m) is directly north of the village. Local cheeses, breads and apple pie pamper to foreign tastes. Overnight at Langtang.
Day 06: Langtang - Kyanjin Gompa: (3 870m /12 697ft) 3-4 hrs.
Today is a short day: which should aid acclimatisation. Climb a ridge beyond the village to a Chorten and continue gently up passed a long mani wall to Mundu and Sindum. Then drop (passed an impressive boulder) back to the river before climbing to Yamphu: and a yak-wool shop. The trail then crosses the Laja Chu before rising up a moraine to a view point: with views of the dramatic icefall from the Langtang Lirung and Kinshung peaks as well as the monastery ahead. Surmount a final ridge and drop to the teahouse-village that has developed below the gompa. Consider afternoon walks to the cheese factory or up to Kyanjin Gompa or to the Kyanjin Glacier to assist with acclimatisation. Overnight at Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 07: Rest and exploration day: Kyanjin Gompa region
Kyanjin Ri (4,850m/16,005ft) and Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,500ft) both offer excellent viewpoints of the area. After breakfast, walk up to Tsergo Ri for spectacular views to the north of the Langtang Range and in particular Langtang Lirung (7 227m), Kinshung (6 781m) and Yansa Tsenji (6 567m). Below is the impressive snout of the huge Langtang Lirung Glacier. To the west and south: Dorie Lakpa (6 966m), Ganchenpo (6 387m), Dshabu Ri (5 202m) and Urking Kanggari (5 863m). Return to the guest house for lunch and then stroll around the Kyanjin Valley. Overnight at Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa - Lama Hotel: (2 470m /8 150ft) 7-8 hrs.
Retrace your steps, back down to the Lama Hotel, enjoying the views on this easier walk. Take it slowly to assist with acclimatisation. Overnight at Lama Hotel.
Day 09: Lama Hotel – Thulo Syabru (2 230m /7 350ft) 5-6 hrs.
Continue to retrace your steps, stopping for lunch at Pairo. Then ascend: with great views northeast, of the Ganesh Himal before dropping to cross to the south side of the river above Bamboo and continue up to a ‘T’ junction: (straight on for Syabru Besi). Turn south (left) and trek upwards to U Kyang and on to the large village of Thulo Syabru. Overnight at Thulo Syabru.
Day 10: Thulo Syabru – Shin Gompa (3 330 m /10 925 ft.) 4-5 hrs.
Today’s trail involves a 1 000m ascent with splendid views of the Ganesh Himal to the northeast plus the Langtang Range and Valley to the north. A broad path zigzags up the hill from the village through potato fields. Follow the routes that lead to Dursagang and then climb up through oak and hemlock forests followed by rhododendron forest and open pastures to summit on a ridge at Phoprang Danda. A large trail to Shin Gompa follows the top of the ridge through old forest, then up to a higher ridge of spruce forest: and a final climb to a third ridge and the village of Chandan Bari – and Shin Gompa. The Gompa runs a cheese factory; opened initially under the auspices of a Swiss company. Both are worth a visit. Overnight at Shin Gompa.
Day 11: Shin Gompa - Laurebina Yak (3 950m /12 960ft) 3-4 hrs
The trail ascends smoothly through rhododendron forest with continuing views of the Ganesh and Langtang Himals and the tranquil Langtang valley. The northern slopes of today’s route have been declared a sanctuary: dedicated to the preservation of the endangered red panda: which the Nepali call a cat bear.
The tree line of the north facing forests is now replaced, by the scrub vegetation of the southern slopes as the path rises higher; to a perfect tea spot at Cholang Pati. The trail continues to climb to Laurebina Yak with wider ranging and more breathtaking scenery that now include views of the distant Annapurnas, the Manaslu (8,156m) range, the full Langtang Range and also mountains visible beyond the border into Tibet. This is a perfect place to relax and acclimatise against AMS, with magnificent views and sunset/sunrise photographic possibilities. Overnight in Laurebina Yak.
Day 12: Laurebina Yak – Gosainkund (4 380m /14 454ft) 3-4 hrs.
After an early morning tranquil photo shoot, the trail climbs to a ridge and on up, past waterfalls from the small Saraswati Kund (Lake, 4100m/1 3530ft). It then follows an exposed route, high above the Trisuli Valley to the west, to a spur and views of the second, Bhairav Kund. Beyond, Gosainkund lies on the north-western shore of the largest lake. There are good viewpoints on a ridge behind the village. Several semi-frozen lakes lie to the south. Afternoon exploration and overnight at Gosainkund.
Day 13: Gosainkund – Laurebina La (4 610m/15 213ft) – Gopte (3 440m /11 286ft) 6-8 hrs.
Ahead is the Laurebina La which needs about 1½ hrs to summit along a trail that passes four more lakes. Views over Sura (Sun) Kund and the surrounding countryside are splendid. The trail then descends beside a stream to a rustic high camp “lodge” before dropping down the centre of the valley to Phedi. Below Phedi, the trail becomes rocky and climbs up and down several ridges, dropping eventually into rhododendron and pine forest beneath the cliffs of the Thare Danda. It negotiates several ravines before reaching Gopte which lies on a ridge. Overnight at Gopte.
Day 14: Gopte- Tharepati (3 640m /12 012ft) 2-3 hrs
Today is a short walk. The trail continues to negotiate rocky ravines and crosses old boulder strewn moraine beds before ascending to a high, windy, ridge and the village of Tharepati. Views to the northeast include Dorje Lakpa, the Jugal Himal, Gauri Shankar and ranges into Tibet including Shisha Pangma (8,012m): China’s only 8 000m peak north of the border. Overnight at Tharepati.
Day 15: Tharepati – Kutumsang (2 450 m /8 085ft) 4-5 hrs.
The trail drops 1 200m today over a succession of ridges. At first it descends steeply through dense pine forest towards distant Mangengoth. It then climbs the Mera Danda from where some of the last good views of the Langtang peaks appear to the north. Another valley crossing leads to Yuldu Bhanjyang for the last peak views. The trail then passes a waterfall and ridges down through fir and rhododendron forest and farmland to Kutumsang. Overnight at Kutumsang.
Day 16: Kutumsang - Chisopani (2 160m /7 125ft) 5-6 hrs.
At first the trail climbs past granite cliffs and on to the Tamang village of Golphu on a ridge. It then continues its general upward trend to Thotong and Lapcha Danda. There are good views of the softer Helambu district to the south from the ridges. From here the trail drops through fields and new forest to the large village of Chipling. It then undulates over two lower ridges before climbing gently to Chisopani from where there are good mountain views. Overnight at Chisopani.
Day 17: Chisopani – Sundarijal -- Kathmandu (1 300m /4 264ft)) 4-5 hrs trek, 1 hr bus ride
Chisopani lies at the northern border of the Shivapuri National Park; which is also the main water catchment area for Kathmandu. The trail passes through dense forests, rising to the Borlang Bhanjyang before undulating to Mulkharka and then dropping to Sundarijal on the southern border of the park. From here a bus or jeep will take you to Kathmandu and your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 18: Kathmandu departure
Transfer to international airport for your onward flight to your next destination.
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T-shirt, long sleeve, half pant, long trouser, warm Jacket, fleece Jacket, Gore-tax windproof Jacket & trouser, warm trouser, rain Jacket, sleeping bag, down jacket
Sun hat, woolen hat/fleece hat, sunglass & scat
Warm woolen socks, trekking boots & sandal
Personal toiletries, personal first aid kit, sun block, lip guard, shampoo, soap, shavers, moisturizer, passport copies, pocket knives, flash light, camera & film, tawel, water bottle, music & books.
What you carry for the trek:
Please, bring the equipment listed above and pack your gear for the trek into a duffel bag or rucksacks, and small day bag for you. The larger bag with your kit will be carried by the porter to meet you each evening. You should bring a day pack to carry by yourself for water, rain jacket, hat gloves, camera money etc. The weather in mountain is changeable so you will need some warm cloths with you on your day pack.
What to do about the left over baggage:
One day before your departure for the trek you could leave the valuable things which you do not need on the trek such as passport, visa card, flight tickets, in our safety box, and the rest of the things you could store it in our store room.
What is a tea house trek? Accommodation and food facilities!
Tea house trek mean staying and eating in the local lodges. We stay in double room, rooms are basic but comfortable mattress, normally just a bed and pillow. Most of them have electric light and all have and all have specious dining room –lounge. Mostly in tea houses there are common bathroom. Hot shower also available on the tea- houses but the hot water depend on weather conditions and to pay to get the shower. We eat at tea- house, though food is usually potential and delicious, menu is not extensive. They offer variety of potato rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup. You could choose food from the menu what you could choose the food from the menu what you would like to have. You would be able to eat the food as much as you like but you would not able to order more than enough and left the food.
It’s very important not to get sick while you are going on the trek and you need to be careful about what you eat and drink. You need to stay healthy and avoid getting sick in order to have a successful trek.
Some tips for staying healthy:
Avoid drinking or brushing your teeth with tap water. Drink only sealed bottled or proper boiled water or use water purification tablets. During the trek avoid the temptation to test your fitness through fast walking at altitude.
Your guide will bring normal medical kits with him while on the trek. It is recommended that you also bring a small personal medical kit including pain killers, sore throat, plasters, strapping tape for blisters, etc. If you are taking regular mediation you need to bring those medicine with you and do not forget to bring extra supply if somehow one pack is lost.
The trekking trail of Nepal vary from wide, rode-like avenues to narrow, slippery paths built out over enormous drops. In many places, a fall from the trail would be final. One most pay attention at all the time to where you are placing your fact. Be specially careful not move while looking through the view finder of your camera.
Nepal has the wildest altitude range of any country of the earth. Each altitude will have its’ own weather problem, from typical heat to arctic cold. In the main trekking season in the spring and fall, the weather is often stable and even the high passes may be free of snow and relatively easy to traverse at times. Those trekkers who encountered an easy at altitude nasty spread the word that boots and warm clothing are not required. This is a mistake. That sudden storm can occur at any time, dumping one or two meter of snow on the passes. At that point, any one with simple running shoes will not be able to processed and may even be stranded for a number of days. Frostbite is a constant risk if one walks in snow at high altitude.
If you trek in the winter, you most be prepared for cold and snow. If you trek in the monsoon you might be face with slippery trails and difficult rivers crossing. You are heading into the world highest mountain range. Be prepared for changes in temperature and weather.
Altitude and preventing altitude:
Being in a hurry in the mountain of Nepal can be deadly. Acclimatization is the word used to describe the adjustments your body makes as it ascends. Ascend slowly and drinking lots of water is one of the best ways not to get high altitude. You should not plan to go to high altitude if you have know heart disease, difficulty to breathing at sea level or are pregnant. For other chronic medical conditions its better to consult your doctor. Sleeping pills, alcohol, smoking should not be used at altitude as they tend to decrease breathing and lead to Acute Mountain Sickness. It comes that during 3-4 liters of fluids (Water, Soup, etc) per day to avoid dehydration helps in the acclimatization process.
Tipping and cash requirement
On the trekking route do not forget to bring Nepalese rupees for drinks bottled water drinks/alcohol that might purchage on the way. The sum of amount to carry on the trekking route depends on the day and area you are going to trek in. Tipping is now common in Nepal but there is no certain rules how much should be tips and it’s not the must to tip.
During a trek you will have many opportunities to photograph local people and amazing society. You could usetons of films taking amazing natural scenery but talking the picture of people it’s a good idea to ask before taking. Some people do not like you to take the picture of them. So always ask before taking the pictures.
While trekking you have to consider on the environment not to destroy the environment. There are so many ways you could help not to polluted the environment of the area such as pick up papers, film wrappers, burn all your toilet paper and bury your farce, do not make camp fire.
All tour participants should obtain their own personal insurance which covers accidents, health, emergency evacuation and loss or damage to personal effects.
Trekking Style: Lodge
Activities: Trekking tour
Trip Route: Langtng/Gosaikund Lake/Tharepati
Trip Length: 18 days
Accommodation: Hotel/Guest House
Max Elevation: 5000m/Tserko Ri
Transportation: Bus/Land Cruiser
Group Size: 01 Minimum/12 Maximum
Best Month: February-May/September-December
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