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.
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Kathmandu Durbar square.
Bouddhanath: Bouddhanath is a Buddhist religious complex with a history dating back over 500 years. Located on the eastern edge of Kathmandu it is now a site of great pilgrimage for Buddhist followers who circle its massive stupa, spin its many prayer wheels and visit its beautiful monastery. The main feature of Boudhanath is its huge hemispherical white stupa with central golden tower and the all-seeing eyes of the Buddha. Visitors should circle the stupa in a clockwise direction and spin prayer wheels for good fortune and a good life. Visitors may also enjoy visiting the Thangka painting school within the complex to see highly skilled artists at work on religious mandala paintings.
Pashupatinath: Hindu Temple is a very large and complex and focal point for the Hindu religion. This old and very revered complex of buildings and shrines is dedicated to the Lord Shiva, one of the main deities of Hinduism. While Lord Shiva has multiple forms he is often seen as the destroyer. This has great significance for the Pashupatinath temple as it is the site of many Hindi ritual cremations each day. Pashupatinath is considered by Hindus to be an auspicious site for passing from one stage of life to the next through the purifying and destroying flames of cremation. However, on a happier note, visitors may also get to see the temple in a buoyant festival mode with one of the many Hindu festivals celebrated here through the year.
Swayambhunath: You will first visit the Swayambhunath temple complex that sits atop a high hill overlooking Kathmandu and the entire Kathmandu Valley. Swayambhunath is perhaps the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal. It consists of a very large white stupa with the all-seeing-eye of Lord Buddha plus many small stupa and beautifully carved stone shrines. This is a wonderful place to catch your breath and start to understand and appreciate the deep importance of Buddhist belief to the people of Nepal and the Himalaya region. Make sure you ring the many bells to awaken the gods and let them know you are in Nepal. Take the time to enjoy the view over Kathmandu and have your guide point the many other highlights of the city. In the far distance to the east you may also be able to see the hills of Nagarkot where your hotel for tonight is located. If you feel energetic you might also like to try some or all of the 350 steps that lead all the way from Kathmandu city up to your Swayambhunath temple vantage point.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: The next stop today is the beautiful Kathmandu Durbar Square, or the royal palace square of the ancient Malla kings of the Kathmandu Valley. This square and all its architectural treasures are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While some damage to buildings occurred in the 2015 earthquake the site still contains many stunning architectural gems. The original royal palace courtyards are open to visitors and you will marvel at the intricate timber carving and beautifully crafted brickwork of the palace. The open square outside the palace has many beautiful multi-storey pagodas and temples with ornate carving and carpentry artwork that tells some of the story of the ancient kings and their mystical time and beliefs. The square also contains many important Hindu temples and statues such as to Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Durbar Square also contains the unique and intriguing Kumari Chok. This is an ancient and ornate house where resides the Raj Kumari – the Living Goddess. She is a young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. If you are in the courtyard of the home at the right time in the afternoon you may see a brief glimpse of the Goddess at her window.
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 (Goths) to the Mere Danda (3510m) here you begin your descent to Megan Goth (3420m).
Trek from Magen Goth to Ghopte (3430m) Via Tharepati Pass (3650m) Continuing to climb, steeply at first then more gradually, 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.
Enjoy a day exploring some of the quieter streets of Kathmandu, stocking up on souvenirs and presents for those back home. This evening you have a farewell dinner, you will be picked up in good time.
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.
wunderschoene tour von Helambu ueber den laurepina Pass nach Gosainkund und hinunter in den schoenen ort siabru und weiter nach Langtang und kiangjin und am anderen Ufer des Langtang river wieder hinunter. Perfekt gefuehrt hat uns unser super guide Pasang Sherpa.
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Duration: 12 days
Best Time to go: Mar – May, Sep – Nov
Max. Altitude: 4361m
Group Size: Min 2 pax
Transportation: Private vehicle / Local bus