|Package name||Langtang Gosainkunda Trek|
|Max. elevation||5033 m|
|Transportation||Private tourist Vehicle as per Itinearory.|
3-star hotel in Kathmandu & Best Available Guest Houses During the Trek.
|Cost||USD 975 per person|
|Day||Itinerary||Elevation in Meter & Feet||Trekking / Walking|
|1||Arrival in Kathmandu||1,400 m / 4,600 ft||30m Drive|
|2||Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley||1,400 m / 4,600 ft||5-6 hr Drive|
|3||Drive to Shyafru Besi||1,550m / 5,085 ft||6-7 hr Drive|
|4||Trek to Lama Hotel||24,70m / 8,103 ft||5-6 hr Trek|
|5||Trek to Langtang Village||3,450m / 11,318 ft||5-6 hr Trek|
|6||Trek to Kyanjin Gumpa||3,850m / 12,631 ft||3-4 hr Trek|
|7||Day hike up to Cherco RI (5,033m / 16,512 ft)||3,850m / 12,631 ft||5-6 hr Trek|
|8||Trek to Lama Hotel||24,70m / 8,103 ft||6-7 hr Trek|
|9||Trek to Thulo Shyafru||2,180m / 7,152 ft||4-5 hr Trek|
|10||Trek to Sin Gompa||3,250m / 10,662 ft||4-5 hr Trek|
|11||Trek to Gosainkunda||4,380m / 14,370 ft||5-6 hr Trek|
|12||Trek to Dhunche||19,50m / 6,398 ft||6-7 hr Trek|
|13||Drive to Kathmandu||1,400 m / 4,600 ft||5-6 hr Drive|
|14||Final departure||30m Drive|
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative from Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will pick you up from the airport. He will be displaying a NNTR sideboard outside the airport terminal. Transfer to the selected hotel. In the afternoon pre-trip meeting will be holding at our office. During this meeting we will introduce your trek and or tour leader/guide, so please make sure that you ask all the questions and concerns. For the meeting please make sure you bring your passport, 2 copies of passport size photos, and your travel insurance policy copy (if you haven’t sent it by email before). And sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.
After breakfast, your sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley will start. You will have a professional tour guide with a private vehicle. Today you will visit the following cultural wonders of Kathmandu valley:
Is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. The Swayambhunath consists of a stupa and a variety of shrines and temples. A Tibetan monastery, museum, and library are more recent additions. And we can see the 360-degree view of Kathmandu valley. This will be a good way to start your day with
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important and significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world. Located on the bank of the Holy Bagmati River near the airport. The major temple is strictly for Hindus only even though you are not allowed to go inside the main temple you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the other bank of the river.
Another UNESCO World Heritage site, Boudhanath another holiest site of Kathmandu valley. It was built in the 5th century with pairs of eyes in all 4 directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings.
City of Fine Arts Patan; The ancient royal palace of Patan faces magnificent Durbar Square. This concentrated mass of temples is perhaps the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. The historic monument which describes the oldest architecture of Nepal is Patan durbar square, Temple construction in the square went into overdrive during the Malla period (14th to 18th centuries),
After finished sightseeing in Patan on the way to your hotel, our driver will drop you at Kathmandu Durbar Square (only if you are staying at Thamel) from where you can walk back to Thamel through the narrow and oldest open street market of Asan. In Kathmandu durbar square you can see the following:
After Breakfast, We will set off for our exciting Himalayan ride to Shyafru Besi. The journey of about 6 to 7 hours will break by a few stops on the way. With The road crossing the Tirshuli, this reason offers a wilderness experience with beautiful landscapes of alpine forests. During the months of March and April, the Rhododendron forests are in full bloom and we can see many birds, butterflies, and trees. We will have to stop by a few checkpoints on the way to register and buying the national park permits. Then we will arrive small town of Shyafru Besi, the Trekking starting point.
On our first day of the trek, we set out towards the Lama Hotel, the trek will take 6 to 7 hours crossing the small settlements like Phaire, Bamboo, Rimche on the lap of the giant Hills. The trail winds through the forests and mostly with the Langtang River following beside us at the time. Most of the day, we will be trekking through forests including oaks, nettles, Rhododendron, pine, etc. You will have an opportunity to see the wild bee haves as well. The ascent to lama hotel is a steep one and by the time we arrive, we will have gained over 1000 meters.
We continue our journey by following the Langtang River again. Gentle climbing through Hemlocks, Oaks, Maples, and Rhododendron forest. After we reach Ghoda Tabela (2,970m /9,744 ft)) the sky opens and the beautiful views of Langtang Lirung (7,227m / 23,710 ft), Langtang Lirung II (6,596m / 21,640 ft), Gongchampo(6,387m / 20,954 ft) and many more can be seen. The trail ascends gradually, as the valley becomes wider and we pass many Mani Walls, small Stupas, Water-driven prayer wheels, and scattered Tamang villages. Before we arrive at Langtang village we will walk through the old Langtang Village which was completely destroyed from the earthquake in 2015.
It’s not a big day, After breakfast, we will start our journey to Kyanjin Gumba, a principal monastery of the region. We pass by water mills, prayer wheels, Chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. We also pass by the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them.
After the short trek, we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine in Kyangjin Gompa, the Yak cheese factory, and surrounding areas with amazing views of the mountains. Around the evening, we will take a small Acclimatization trip above the village which will help us to acclimatize our body at a high altitude and get ready for a big climb next day. Although we can enjoy the remarkable natural panorama, magnificent views of the Langtang Himalaya range.
You set up for the most important day of our trek to Cherco Ri after the early breakfast at your hotel with some packing snacks. After crossing the small wooden bridge over the Langtang River we began to climb. It's a 1000 m steep climb to the top of Cherco Ri. Once you reach the top it provides outstanding views of all the mountains. There will be nothing at all to block the views. 360-degree views of Langtang Himalayas range, Yalla Peak, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Valley, and the hills below will make you feel special. What an achievement! The highest you could get ever in this trek and one of the Best Mountain View Spot of the reason.
For the side trip, you can also consult with your guide by the time you arrive over there considering your health and interest.
View From Cherco Ri
|Langtang Lirung II||6,596m / 21,640 ft|
|Langtang Lirung||7,227m / 23,710 ft|
|Changbu||6,781m / 22,247 ft|
|Ubra||6,264m / 20,551 ft|
|Yansa Tsenji||6,567m / 21,545 ft|
|Shalbachum||6,684m / 21,929 ft|
|Yella Peak||5,520m / 18,110 ft|
|Langshisa Ri||6,420m / 21,062 ft|
|Gurkarpo Ri||6,891m / 22,608 ft|
|Dorje Lakpa||6,966m / 22,854 ft|
|Ganchenpo||6,387m / 20,954 ft|
|Pongen Dokpu||5,928m / 19,448 ft|
|Kanga La Chuli||5,652m / 18,543 ft|
|Naya Kanga||5,846m / 19,173 ft|
It’s an easy downhill walk, less strenuous due to the lowering of the altitude as well. The valley will get narrower and narrower and slowly the Mountains will disappear behind us and we will get into the shady forests again. We will stop by the familiar guesthouse again to celebrate the 5000m achievement.
We will follow the same shady valley until we reach Phaire, from here we will start to climb. After the steep climb, we arrive at the pleasant village of Thulo Shyafru lying on the massive ridge. It offers beautiful views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal. And this village also gives an opportunity to gain an insight into the Tamang tradition, Culture, and custom of the local Tamang Community.
This is the second part of our trek, The Goshaonkunda reason. After crossing the school and the army post at the top of the village we proceed steep hill above the village to Dursagang. After the tea break here the trail is less steep and largely forested to the top of the ridge at Fhulung Danda, where we will stop for the lunch. There will be the opportunity to encounter some wildlife like Red Panda, Lungur Monkey, Musk Dear, and many more. The trail eventually levels at it cross the head of the valley and after passing the ridge we arrive at Sing Gumpa.
From Sing Gumpa, it’s an easy walk through the ridge to Cholangpati from where we will start climbing. Following the rugged trail, we climb steeply up the ridge through the small camp of Lauribina. We continue climbing the Gosainkunda is marked by Chortenes and a small Shiva temple from where we can see the dramatic views of Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Lamjung Himal, and Annapurna Range. The area on the northern slope is a sanctuary for the red panda (locally known as the cat bear), an endangered species. We pass a few huts in the high pasture of Laurebina and cross a ridge for our first view of the holy lakes.
Gosainkund is a protected area where the killing of animals, lighting of wood fires, and grazing of goats are prohibited. There are about a dozen lakes around the Gosiankund area, the most prominent being Saraswati Kunda, Bhairav Kunda, and Gosainkunda. According to legend, Shiva created the lake when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after consuming poison. There are stone shelters at Gosiankund used by pilgrims who visit to worship and bathe during the full-moon festival each August.
It’s our last day of the trek. You can visit Goshainkunda Lake and its surroundings. After breakfast, we set out towards Dhunche through the same way that we climbed yesterday until Sing Gumpa. From here we drop down to Dhunche through Deurali and mini Goshainkunda. Dhunche is the biggest town of the Langtang reason facing the giant Langtang and Sanjen Himal on the north.
We will start our journey to Kathmandu in the morning. On the way to Kathmandu, we cross many green hills, forests, riverside, and the countryside of Nepal. Once you arrive. Transfer to the selected hotel. In the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey, the farewell dinner will be served in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances
Your adventure to Nepal comes to the end today! It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal until the Next Time! Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu, a city stroll, and-or souvenir shopping. NNTR representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. On the way to your home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful land of the mystic Himalayas.
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