Moderate trekking involves 5 – 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 10 days trekking trip.
The Langtang – Gosainkunda trek offer an opportunity for the trekkers and adventurers to follow in Bill Tillman’s wake and rediscover the Himalayan passes, pristine valley and diverse ethno- culture he found in 1949. Though easily accessible from Kathamandu it remains relatively unspoiled and less developed trekking in Nepal. Several great days of pleasant Langtang Gosainkunda trekking through dense forest and traditional ethnic settlements takes you to the holy Gosaikunda Lake and alpine yak pasture of Kyangin gompa, while the mountain views are genuinely inspiring. Over the years this Gosainkunda has become one of the sacred pilgrimage sites for Shamans, the traditional witch doctors, as well as many Hindu and Buddhist devotees. A cross over the Laurebina Pass at an altitude of 4620 meter with an excellent view into Tibet is simply breathtaking.
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel, here you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days. We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details required for your trek permits, at this stage.
You will begin with a one hour drive on rough roads to Sundarijal from here you being your 3 to 4 hour trek to Chisopani climbing through forest to Mulkharka at 1800m which has some great views of Kathmandu valley. Walking further on you will find yourself entering the Shivpura Watershed and Wildlife reserve where you will continue climbing to Borlang Bhanjyang (2440m). The mountain views from the ridge are excellent as they are from Chisopani (2140m).
Dropping from Chisopani on a pretty good trail crossing meadows and fields you will arrive at Pathi Bhanjyang and continue on to Gul Bhanjyang, the beginning of your days climb to a pass at 2620m before dropping down to Kutumsang at 2470m, in a saddle on a ridge. Your journey today will be around 6 hours.
You will walk for around 4 hours today enjoying some great views. You climb on a poor trail to begin with mostly through forests past a few shepherds summer huts to the Mere Danda (3510m) here you begin your descent to Tharepati.
The trail makes some ups and downs passing through the forest, across flower strewn meadows and crossing streams. You will reach Tharepati which consists of a few Goths and lodges. From the top of this famous ridge the trail ascends through the forest, climbing in and out of ravines across the head of the valley, Giant cliff towers far above.
Trek from Ghopte to Gosaikunda (4361m) The trail ascends through the meadow of bushes and some rhododendron trees. The trail gradually ascends to Phedi (3500m) The trail ascends along side a stream through alpine trees. The trail then is bit rough and crosses moraines but it is well marked with rock cairns.
The trail gently ascends for a short while through different chortens and small Shiva temples. The trail then descends to Laure Binayak to Singh Gompa. The Gompa, which houses a statue of the Green Tara. You can witness small cheese factories of its kind and several lodges here. The trail now will go through the forest and reach Chandanbari.
Trek from Chandanbari to Dhunche The trail descends through the forest, you will come across the Chortens on the route specially built for offering prayers by Buddhist. You will then reach Syabru Gaon which is densely populated by Buddhist people.
Drive to Kathmandu by bus, which takes about nine hours.
You will be met at your hotel and taken to the airport in good time to meet your flight home.
Recommended equipment list: Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. Some items of equipment are available for hire from us as like Down Jacket
Footwear : Well broken-in walking shoes - these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.
Clothing : Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.
Other equipment: Sleeping bag (5 seasons), lock, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
Other items: Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.
Overall trip was successful, full of fun. And the all the team of the trek were very friendly. And recommend this organization.
Langtang Ri arranged our trek very nicely and provided very good explanation to the trek. Overall trek was spectacular.
Excellent tour, we will keep memories from this trekking. Information, advices and discussion with guide Phurkel were great. Ram our porter was very good as well. Thank you.
Duration: 12 days
Best Time to go: Mar – May, Sep – Nov
Max. Altitude: 4361m
Group Size: Min 2 pax
Transportation: Private vehicle / Local bus