Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a wonderful opportunity to explore beautiful cultural villages, Gompas, stunning mountain peaks, high altitude Yak pastures, wildlife, flora, fauna and above them all the Holy ‘Gosaikunda’ Lake. This sacred alpine freshwater Lake listed on ‘Ramsar Site” situated at an elevation of 4380 meters and main source of famous Trishuli River. There are approx. 108 Lakes on the surrounding area with different size & shapes.
The history of Lake Gosaikunda is associated with great god Lord Shiva. It is believed to have originated by digging the hill by Trishul (the Trident sword) of Lord Shiva after he drank poison and desperately needed to drink cold water & douse the heat of the poison. Ever since lord Shiva got cold water by digging the hill, the water has continuously flowing down the stream Gosaikunda Lake is a very popular pilgrimage site for both Hindu and Buddhist since centuries. Every year a widely famous full moon festival takes place around Gosaikunda Lake in August. Both Hindu & Buddhist devotee pay a visit according to their faith and belief.
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is amazingly beautiful with mountains, several sacred Lakes, stunning landscape, Tamang Village and local’s culture and their lifestyle on the way. Being inside Langtang National Park, Langtang Gosaikunda Trek offers a great opportunity to encounter many wonderful wildlife including Red Panda. There are several other similar lakes scattered around the area. Leaving Gosaikunda and crossing the Lauribinak La pass, we continue our journey towards Dhunche and back to Kathmandu with great memories of Himalayan panorama and cultural experience. Let’s plan your next outdoor trip to Langtang Gosaikunda, our team at Himalaya Trekking Company is ready to take you there with great comfort.
Arrival in Kathmandu at anytime according to your flight schedule. Upon arrival, you will be greeted & welcome by our representative at arrival exit gate & transfer to Hotel, a briefing will be given on following day program. We do not have any specific activities planned for today. Later check in, refresh & enjoy looking around nearby area on own, O/N hotel in Kathmandu
In the morning our guide will meet you at hotel & deliver the trip briefing, check your trekking gears, necessary stuffs & help to arrange if anything missing. You can interact & ask any information if you have. He will be happy to share his knowledge. Later proceed for guided cultural tour around the historical UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu: Kathmandu Durbar Area-the former Royal palace complex that holds several Temples, Monuments & old Palace with full of traditional arts & cultural marks. Kumari Temple (The living Goddess residence) is major highlight of this area. Next we visit Bouddhanath Stupa– probably the biggest Stupa of its kind in the world. We can find large Tibetan population around the stupa as people consider this as Tibetan Stupa. More than 50 Tibetan Monasteries lies nearby this Stupa & offers wonderful atmosphere around the area. Later we visit Swyambhunath Stupa– is another highly respected Buddhist site in Kathmandu. Located over a ridge in the north- west corner of city, Swayambhunath (Self- existed) Stupa offers breathtaking views of Kathmandu Valley, green hills & mountains in the distance. Widely popular as Monkey Temple among foreigner, a large number of Monkey make their home around the Stupa & surrounding Jungle; O/N hotel in Kathmandu
Breakfast and early morning scenic drive to Syabrubesi for several hours through windy road with wonderful natural beauty. Arrival & rest, O/N at Local lodge
Commence trekking across the Bhotekoshi River and following Langtang Khola towards Lama Hotel. With beautiful Tamang village, smiling locals, encountering wildlife such as Monkey, Red Panda & bears along the bamboo forest inside National Park will reach us at Lama Hotel, O/N at Local lodge
The trail will follow pass Ghoda Tebela (horse stable) towards Langtang Village with lush forest and wonderful scenery all the way. Arrival at Langtang Village for overnight at Local lodge
Continue Trekking towards Kyanjin Gompa- the last human settlement in Langtang area surrounded by beautiful snow capped peaks and dramatic ice fall. Upon arriving at Kyanjin Gompa, take rest or you can hike nearby hill for wonderful experience.
Enjoy the breathtaking views of Surrounding Mountains, meet the lovely locals & touch their daily life. Optional walking over the Langtang glacier and Tserko Ri (Peak), O/N at Local lodge (B,L,D)
Trek back to Lama Hotel with wonderful scenery & beautiful Mountains behind. Will take overnight rest here
Today the trail descends towards Thulo Syabru. Facinating views of high mountains are continue as will pass alpine forest and changes to see wildlife is good, O/N at Local lodge
Will continue walk towards the Gosaikunda Lake as we reach Shin Gompa today. Along the trail we’ll experience woods with some wildlife and fantastic Mountain views and Langtang valley in the distance. Shin Gompa is another popular Yak cheese production zone and you can taste some organic cheese around if you like, O/N at Local lodge
Today will achieve our ultimate goal of this fabulous trip. As we proceed from Shin Gompa, will take a steep climb up to Lauribinayak Pass, from where you will have first glimpse of Gosaikunda Lake. Continue walking along the rugged trail with awesome views of Himalayas including Manaslu, Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal will lead you to holy Gosaikunda Lake. While Gosaikunda is major and very popular Lake in the area, other two Saraswati Kunda & Bhairaw Kunda is also lies nearby. Upon arriving at Gosaikunda Lake, you will feel like reaching on the heaven. After taking room & being fresh; you can go explore this incredible holy Lake. Our guide will be happy to take you around and enjoy the crystal water lake and surrounding awesome mountain, O/N at Local lodge
Wake up with stunning sunrise over the high Mountain, enjoy the morning view of holy Lake, breakfast and trek back to Shin Gompa with awesome views around, O/N Local lodge
This morning will continue walking down to Dhunche after this epic trip. By the midday will reach Dhunche and hang up your boots as we have no more walking here onward. Spend the day resting or hanging the lovely hill town, O/N at Local lodge
After B/F at lodge, drive back to Kathmandu. After several hours drive will get to Kathmandu. Upon arrival Leisure or looking around local market for last minute shopping or personal activities on own, O/N hotel in Kathmandu
Leisure in Kathmandu, shopping or personal activities. Also considered as spare day incase of delay to arrive Kathmandu, O/N at hotel in Kathmandu
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Airport on time for your final departure. Your amazing Mountain Trek has come to the pleasant end, fly home with great memories to cherish through the lifetime
|Best Season||Sep to Dec | Mar- June|
|Group Size||01 to 12|
|Accommodation||Hotel/ Lodge/ Guest House|
|Transportation||Car/ Van/ Bus|
|Attraction||Culture, Landscape, Remote Village, Holy Lakes, Woods|
|Route||Kathmandu - Syabrubesi- Kyanjin Gompa- Thulo Syabru- Gosaikunda- Dhunche- Kathmandu|
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I have taken Chitwan Wildlife Safari as a family vacation with my two little girls & hubby in early October. The time is perfect to visit this famous National park probably the best animal sighting safari in south Asia. The day we arrive Chitwan is bit late and couldn’t do much. However, our wildlife excursion begins early morning following day as we ride giant Elephant and explore the deep Jungle. My girls are really curious to encounter with Rhinoceros as they always talks about it’s horn (nose) rise above the mouth & bending skins. They wish to see it live.
Luckily, we saw a mother & baby taking sunbath on the bush within 15 minutes ride inside National Park. As we proceed, saw several species of Deer, sloth Bear, Peacock, Mars crocodile, reptiles, birds & many more during our 3 our trip. Later, we have another experience while crossing the Rapti River on a small Canoe where two Crocodile was just a meters away, but they looks calm & relaxed. We ended up the day by observing Tharu Cultural show where they usually perform with sticks & fire. Final day we have Jeep Safari deep into the National park with more animal sights, beautiful Lakes and of course dense forest & exotic plants.
All in all this is perfect family vacation for us. This trip is choice of my bigger girls & hope they enjoy the vacation & learn much about the wildlife & mother nature… Thanks Himalaya Trekking for organizing the fabulous trip to us… Cheers !
I have planned a Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal with some colleague in October. The Himalaya Trekking drive you away from the main path to isolated areas of the Annapurna Himalayas. fabulous landscapes on the walks along the high ridges of Mardi and Fishtail mountain. Walk from lower and rice fields to reach higher alpine hills covered with thick dense forests of tall rhododendrons, oak and magnolia pines and fir lines. We are more than happy to recommend RAM & his team for an incredible panoramic tour of the Annapurna peaks with close views of Mardi and Fishtail Mountain. They are fantastic to fulfill your desire & no words to describe the natural vistas you have in Nepal.
We did the “BEST OF NEPAL” tour with Himalaya Trekking company and had such a wonderful time. Ram’s planning to the whole trip was excellent, making everything seems easy. He was very patient handling all the changes I had made in dates, hotels, etc. His guides were very informative and decent and his driver was safe and always on time.
Would definitely use them on my next trip.