Langtang and Gosainkund Trek

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Langtang & Gosainkund Trek is a short trek to the north of Kathmandu, in the lesser traversed area of Langtang. Famous for its birds and flowers, especially in spring, the Langtang Valley is easily accessible from Kathmandu. It is much less visited than its more popular sisters of Everest and Annapurna. The trails are quieter but the views no less stunning. At Kyanjin Gompa, Langtang Lirung towers above us and a whole host of other peaks surrounds us.

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The trails here are quiet, yet the views stunning. At Kyanjun Gompa, the Langtang Lirung mountain towers above us, and we are surrounded by a host of vast and imposing summits. The spectacular backdrop of the holy Gosaikund Lakes and the Laurebena Pass leads us into the quiet Helambu valley. The beauty of the Langtang & Gosainkund circular trek is such that we continue walking back almost as far as Kathmandu.

 

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  • Departure

    Depart UK

    • Arrival

      Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel.

      • Syabrubensi (1462m)

        We start our drive northwards of the Kathmandu valley as we cross the Trisuli River and enter the outskirts of Langtang National Park. We stay overnight at the village Syabrubensi.

        • Lama Hotel (2480m)

          Start the trek following the Langtang Khola River. The trail climbs up the valley on small rocky trails which are steep in some places. We pass through oak and rhododendron forests and finally reach Lama Hotel, a small clearing in the forest.

          • Langtang (3422m)

            Today we trek to the village of Langtang. The trail continues climbing through the forest passing through Ghora Tabela at 3048m. Earlier this was a Tibetan settlement but it is now a cluster of lodges and an army post. As we approach Langtang the valley widens. There is a chance to visit the monastery just before Langtang village. Langtang is the headquarters of the National Park and the houses here are influenced by Tibetan style.

            • Kyangin Gompa (3900m)

              The valley widens and we are now above the treeline as we continue our trek up the valley. Breathtaking views of Langtang Lirung and the mighty Ganchempo appear. We reach Kyangin Gompa by lunchtime, a cluster of lodges and the last settlement in the valley.

              • Kyangin Gompa

                Today we shall have option to explore the nearby peaks of Kyanjin Ri (4350m) and Kyimoshung Ri (4620m). We can also walk further up the valley to Langshisha, which is very close to the Tibetan border, where we have spectacular views of many peaks above 6000 meters in both Tibet and Nepal. The energetic can also attempt Tsergo Ri (4984m) – this is a long walk and you need to be fit and carry a packed lunch.

                • Lama Hotel (2480m)

                  We retrace our steps back to Lama Hotel.

                  • Syabru (2230m)

                    The trail follows the Langthang Khola descending steeply in places. After crossing the river by bridge we have a steep climb up to Syabru.

                    • Sing Gompa (3300m)

                      A short but quite tough day as we continue climbing. The trail is steep in places as we climb through magnificent rhododendron forests (a blaze of colour in spring) to Sing Gompa set on a ridge high above the river.

                      • Gosainkund (4380m)

                        We leave the monastery at Sing Gompa and follow a wonderful ridge path towards Gosaikund Lake, one of the most spectacular walks of this trek. We have magnificent panoramic views including the Jugal Himal, Langtang Himal, Manaslu Himal and the Annapurnas. As we cross the ridge and descend we come to the holy lakes of Gosainkund. The third lake is said to have been created by Lord Shiva and is the most sacred among them.

                        • Gopte (3420m)

                          Today we cross the Laurebena Pass (4610m). The trail takes us past a string of lakes easily to the top of the pass, where on a clear day we have wonderful views. A long descent brings us to the basic lodge at Gopte.

                          • Kutumsang (2540m)

                            We now descend into the quiet Helambu Valley and our trail undulates through forest and villages to Kutumsang. Don’t forget to look back as we head south – the mountain views behind us are still quite amazing.

                            • Chisopani (2110m)

                              A steep ascent through forest takes us to the open valley, where we have our last spectacular views of the Himalayas and Annapurnas. We continue up to Chisopani for our last night on trek and a chance to say goodbye to our porters and guides.

                              • Drive to Kathmandu

                                A half day walk to the road head, where we meet our transport for the short drive to our hotel in Kathmandu. There should be time in the afternoon for some final shopping in the bustling Thamel area.

                                • Depart Kathmandu

                                  Depart Kathmandu or continue with your own arrangements.

                                  What is included in the price?

                                  • Accommodation (2 Nights Hotel, 12 Nights Lodges)
                                  • Guide (English speaking local High Places Leader)
                                  • Meals (Breakfast included)
                                  • Transfers (All transfers and Sightseeing as per the itinerary)

                                  What is not included in the price?

                                  • Visa Charges
                                  • Insurances
                                  • Tips for the local staff
                                  • Lunches and Dinners

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