Nepal Adventure Trip

Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking

Langtang Gosainkunda TrekkingThis Trek is best Trek and adventure Trek surrounded by all the natural beauties. This trek starts with an overland journey to Dunche, the main trading post of the area. From here, we spend four days hiking up through a beautiful alpine valley to Kyangjin, where we rest for a day for some exploration of the high mountains and glacial systems. Here, mountains soar towards the sky. The landscapes we cross are extremely varied: rice terraces, gigantic rhododendron and pine forests, and in the highest parts, a rock and shrub wilderness with the fascinating backdrop of snow capped peaks. The Langtang Gosainkunda trek also provides a chance to observe the holy site of Hindus and Buddhists, the sacred Gosainkunda Lake. We cross the Laurebina pass (4600m) and drop into the lush Helambu region with its different cultural experiences, eventually finishing the trek an hour's drive from Kathmandu. This trek offers fascinating views of the Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakap, Nayakanga, and Buddhist monastery at Kyanjin Gompa (3811m), cheese factory at Yala and, if time permit, explore glacier Langsisa (4125m).

The route passes by the sacred lakes of Gosaikunda (4380m), a pilgrimage spot where, during the full moon festival of August, flow hundreds of pilgrims. After Gosainkunda, it is possible to continue across the Laurebina pass towards the Helambu valley and its numerous and picturesque Sherpa villages. It is advisable to plan an extra day, which can be spent in Melamchi Gaon, a Sherpa village, which is sure to charm you. Finally, after Malemchi Pul Bazar we will back to Katmandu.

Trek Features

Duration day in Nepal: 20 days

Total duration treks: 16 days

Trek style: Fully: Lodge Trekking

Trek starts/ends: Dhunche / Malemchi

Max elevation: 4309m.

Trek grading: Moderate /demanding

Best season: March-May, October-November

Accommodation: 4 nights in hotels in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast and 16 nights in Lodge beakfast, lunch and dinner.

Trip highlights: Extremely pristine and isolated region, Breathtaking mountain views, Diverse moutain flora and fauna

Trip Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to airport

Day 02: In Kathmandu- free day, sort out permit & equipment

Day 03: Drive to Syabru Bisi /Dhunche (1970mt.)
Drive to Dhunche early morning by public bus.About 45 minutes out of Kathmandu, you pass through the town of Kakani where there are great views of the Ganesh Himal, a grouping of peaks only partially visible from Kathmandu. Trisuli, on the river of the same name, is a busy bazaar called Trisuli Bazaar. The river, which flows Southwest,is very popular with rafting.There is a police checkpost where you must show your trekking permit and national park entrance permit, Dhunche more or less the "gateway" to the essentially long, narrow valley running parallel to the Tibetan border, and hemmed in by high, snow-capped peaks.

Day 04: Syabru Bisi trek to Lama hotel (2134mt.)
The trail out of Bharkhu climbs a steep slope to the top of a ridge (2300m) where there is a good area to take a break. This is good place for bird watching. You will entered the Langtang Valley now and you can see Ganesh Himal to the west, Tibet to the north, and Langtang Lirung in the east.

Day 05: Lama hotel trek to Langtang (3506mt.)
Start trek through the to wering walls close in and your paths will skirt precipitous drops, which fall into a silt-laden river below. It's a classic transition from temperate lowland forest to high-altitude Himalayan valley.The trail continues level for a ways before descending, still in forest, to the Langtang Khola. The trail follows the south bank of the river through a deep gorge with no views of the mountains, crossing another tributary in about an hour. In another hour from this tributary, cross yet another bridge (2050m) to the north bank of the Langtang Khola. The trail begins climbing up from the river at this point and in an hour, shortly after the trail levels off, you join the old Langtang trail (2380m) from Sherpagaon and Syabrubensi. Another hour from this trail junction brings you to the Lama Hotel in the tiny village of Chongong (2400mt.)

Day 07: Langtang trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3830mt.)
Below Langtang, the valley has the characteristic V-shape of a river-carved valley. Leaving Langtang, you ascend gradually to a chorten (a small Tibetan Buddhist stupa) behind which is a very long mani wall. The trail passes two small villages and the village widens. You cross several streams and a moraine before arriving at Kyanjin Gompa (3800m). Between Langtang and Kyanjin Gompa, the views just get better and better where you'll see Yansa Tsenji (6580mt.) and Kimshun (6750mt.)

Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa and Visit some Peak
Views of Langtang Lirung (7246m), Ganchenpo (6400m), Langshisa Ri (6320m), Dorje Lakpa (6700m), Lenpo Gang (7100m), and Urkinmang (6170m). About 4 hour walk to the east of Kyanjin Gompa from the village is 5000m Tsergo Ri

Day 09: Kyanjin Gompa trek to Lama hotel (m)

Day 10: Lama hotel trek Tholo Syabru 2250)
from Lama Hotel to Tholu Syabru approx 6 to 7 hours descending walk. Keep retracing your steps.

Day 11: Tholo Syabru trek to Sing Gompa (3254m)
Start from Tholo Syabru, climb past the gompa, school and army post, and switch back up the steep hill above the village. There are a few houses pleasant tea house in the settlement of Dursagang at 2550mt. The trail continues less steeply, now mostly in forests, past an old chorten to the top of the ridge and tea shops at 3000mt. After the forest, the trail climbs up a bit more before reaching the top of the ridge. There is a view of Dhunche far below in the valley. The trail continues across the head of a second valley, then reaches a final ridge at 3260m. The small Buddhist monastery of Sing Gompa is about 100m along the trail to the left.

Day 12: Sing Gompa trek to Cross pass and to Gosaikunda (4309m)
The trail continues climbing steadily through rhododendron forest. The trail crosses over to the Langtang side of the ridge you are climbing and stays in deep forest for a while, then emerges onto a saddle at Cholang Pati (3380m). Entering to the Gosainkund that is protected area where the killing of animals, lighting of wood fires, and grazing of goats is prohibited. There are good views of Langtang Lirung from the north side of the ridge, and looking west, you can see the Ganesh Himal, Himalchuli, and Manaslu Bhairav Kund, comes into view. The trail climbs gently but continuously to a ridge and drops about 20m to the third and largest lake, the holy Gosainkund, at an elevation of 4380mt.

Day 13: Gosaikunda trek to Gopte (3430mt.)
The climbs to the shore of the lake before ascending towards the Laurebina Pass. Continue trekking you will see four other lakes of smaller scales. Reached the pass at 4610m , the trail now descends, steeply at first but becoming more gradual, to the southeast on a rocky path. In about an hour comes some roofless stone herders' huts, and from here the trail descends another ridge, crossing several streams and passing two waterfalls

Day 14: Gopte trek to Melamchi Gaon (2530mt.)
Ghopte, the trail descends and enters a thick forest of Pine and rhododendrons. After crossing a stream the trail makes an ascent to Tharepati (3690m) The trail descent through forests, across flower-strewn meadows and crossing streams before arriving at Magengoth at 3150m. This is a very remote area of high pastures and oak and rhododendron forests. Keep your eyes open for wildlife. If you're going to see any wildlife at all other than birds, this is probably the most likely area.

Day 15: Melamchi Gaon trek to Tarkeghyang ( 2600mt.)
Melamchigaon is a picturesque Sherpa village and you will surely have long chats with its warm and welcoming villagers. We plunge into the valley and loose 700 m of altitude before scrambling up the equivalent to Tarke Gyang.

Day 16: Tarkeghyang trek to Shermathang (2590mt.)
Nice views on the Melamchi valley downhill. We continue at hillside, with wide views in all directions with the southern foothills of Nepal fading towards the plains of India.

Day 17: Shermathang Malemchi Pul Bazar

Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu,

Day 19: In Kathmandu- free day

Day 20: Transfer to airport, depart Kathmandu