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17 Days
Availability : March- May, Mid September - December
Kathmandu
Kyanjin Ri - Gosaikunda
Max People : 200
Introduction

Langtang and Gosainkunda Trekking a great combination of wonderful adventure that takes you to beautiful Kyanjin, within scenic Langtang valley enclosed by array of high mountains.

After exploring around exciting view-points with marvelous Langtang valley where walk leads you to one of holiest of all holy spot at Gosainkunda a glacial pond, regarded as sacred where a great festival events takes place in the month of August, the auspicious occasion known as ‘Janai Purnima’ of Hindu religion.

Langtang and Gosainkunda Trekking will be your perfect adventure holiday in Nepal, which is the nearest mountain destination from the capital Kathmandu that leads you to high alpine hills covered with green rhododendron and pine forest.

As journey progress after ending the drive and then walking through nice traditional farm villages of Tamang the hill tribe of Langtang Himal area with strong Tibetan Buddhism religion and culture.

Our first part of the adventure leads you to high and beautiful Langtang Valley located within range of Central Himalaya with Langtang and Jugal Himal range with time for short hike to its scenic high hill for best panorama of mountains that surrounds you.

After a marvelous time at Langtang Valley walk leads to climb past many lovely farm villages and then higher leaving the tree lines behind facing outmost views of snow-clad peaks all the way to holy pond of Gosainkunda.

With time at Gosainkunda to immerse within its lovely surrounding where climb leads to traverse over highest point of the adventure crossing Gosainkund pass / Laurabinaya-La at above 4,609 m high.

A long descend takes you back into serene woodland of rhododendron, juniper and pine to reach the trail of Helambu and Kathmandu, where walk takes you nice spot at Chisapani.

Chisapani a hill top rewards you with stunning sunrise views over Himalayan peaks and then downhill to Sundarijal at rim of Kathmandu valley where short drive brings you at your hotel In Kathmandu, after a glorious experience and adventure on Langtang and Gosainkunda trekking.

Trip Accommodation

Hotels in cities and towns with local lodge on treks

Trekking Grade

Moderate to Adventurous walks

Highest spot

At Gosainkunda pass / Laurabinaya-La 4,609 m/15,100ft.

People and Culture

High Langtang area populated by Tamang people of strong Buddhism religion and colorful culture

Trek Duration

12 Nights and 13 Days (with drives both ways)

Total Trip

16 Nights and 17 days (from arrival to final departure)

March to May with Mid September to December months best months for treks when most of the days crystal clear for views, but cold in the morning and night time as well in shades with chances of snow sometimes during autumn and winter seasons.

Where March to May will be lively when wild flowers are in full bloom with sunny days with cloudy late afternoon sometimes.

October to December autumn and winter months clear fine day for views and walks, however will be much cold in the morning and night time as well in shade, not including wind chill factor, chances of snow on route walks above 3,000 m higher.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel

On arrival at Kathmandu international airport received by Life and Journey staff / guide greets you with warm welcome and then transfer into heart of Kathmandu city to your respective hotels.

With time to get refreshed join in for group briefing regarding treks with other useful information as well with do’s and don’ts, includes welcome group dinner in a nice authentic restaurants with cultural program.

Day 2In Kathmandu options for sightseeing tour and trek preparation

Free day in Kathmandu for leisure activities as well for options for sightseeing tour around the city places of Interest, as Kathmandu and its close other cities steeped with World Heritage Sites, afternoon preparation for Rolwaling to Everest
trekking.

Day 3Drive to Syabrubesi village 1,460 m - 06 hrs

Morning an early start with scenic and interesting drive beyond north of Kathmandu valley, where journey leads on winding road past many farm villages and towns within warm areas of Trisuli and Nuwakot district.
As drive continues heading uphill within cooler country to reach at Dhunche, headquarter town of Rasuwa district within Langtang Himal, also the start of Langtang National Park, from here downhill to our overnight stop at Syabrubesi within Tamang tribe village.

Day 4Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 280 m - 06 hrs

Our first day trek starts after a hearty breakfast and then walking to cross a small bridge and with uphill climb to a hill within farm villages, as walk continues heading into cool shade of rhododendron-magnolia and pine trees and finally reaching a clearing within woodland at Lama Hotel for overnight in this small village.

Day 5Trek to Langtang village 3,290 m - 06 hrs

Today’s walk leads to much climb within deep forest where rare and endangered wild-life are often seen on treks like Red-Panda with other mountain antelopes including different species of birds.

Walk carries on to reach at nice spot of Ghoretabla, with time for possible lunch break located in the midst of lovely alpine forest, from here few hours of good walk to reach our overnight destination at Langtang village, a nice area within a gorge and tree lines.

This village and around Rasuwa area was badly damaged from avalanches due to big earthquake that shook mid-east and mid-west of Nepal in April 25th and May 15th 2015, the village slowly returning back to normal life as it was before.

Day 6Trek to Kyanjin within Langtang valley 3,785 m - 04 hours

Morning from Langtang village a short steep climb and then on good trails entering into a wide valley enclosed with giant peaks of Langtang on reaching at Kyanjin for lunch and overnight stop.

After few hours of pleasant walk to the highest point of the journey at Kyanjin located within beautiful Langtang valley with close views of Langtang Lirung glacier and range of peaks that surrounds this wonderful spot.

Day 7 Rest day at Kyanjin for excursion and short hike

A great scenic place for rest day, on this day take a short hike to close scenic hill top of Tsego-Ri or Kyanjin Ri offers magnificent panorama of Ganesh Himal (7,405 m) Langtang Lirung (7,234 m) Ghengu Liru (Langtang II 6,571m), Kimshun (6,745 m) and Shalbachum(6,918m) towards south Chimsedang with arrays of peaks includes Naya-Kanga (5,846m) and Gangchempo, Tilman’s beautiful Fluted Peak, Jugal Himal and ending to eastern horizon at Dorje Lakpa (6,980m).
Rest of the afternoon at leisure and marvel the views of lovely surrounding in the comfort of nice lodge and warm hospitality of the local Tamang the villagers of Kyanjin and around Langtang areas.

Day 8Trek to Lama Hotel - 06 hrs

With lovely moments within beautiful Langtang valley at Kyanjin, morning walks leads back on the same trail, with enough time for views that you might have missed on the way up to Kyanjin.

A nice walk heading back into farm villages of Langtang and past Ghoretabla within dense rhododendron and bamboo forest to reach at Lama Hotel for overnight stops in the midst of wonderful green surroundings, located in a river gorge of upper Trisuli or Langtang Khola.

Day 9Trek to Thulo Syabru village 2,115 m - 06 hrs

Trek today follows on the same route for an hour on reaching a river side and crossing a small bridge with pleasant walk into rain forest with bamboo groves to reach a place called Bamboo.
A small spot with few simple shades serving as inn and tea-house, from here after leaving the river down below, as climb leads to steep uphill within landslide section of rocks and boulders, then entering farm terraces of Thulo Syabru, which means larger where houses stands on a row with an old monastery above the village.

Day 10Trek to Sing Gompa or Chandanbari 3,254 m - 05 hrs

Morning walk on winding uphill trail within dense alpine forest as climb gains more heights along with views of Ganesh-Himal, Manaslu, Langtang and as far towards Annapurna range due west, after some refreshing stops on route, walk continues within farmlands then into enchanting forest for a while, and then suddenly reaching a clearing at Sing Gompa for overnight stop near its old monastery.

Day 11Trek to Gosainkunda 4,378 m - 05 hrs

Walk offers more better views of Langtang with Ganesh-Himal North West includes Manaslu and Annapurna range, continue walk into forest and then leaving woodland for dwarf rhododendron, juniper and alpine shrubs bushes from a place called Laurabinaya.
Climb past few teahouses of Laurabinaya, where Hindu pilgrims leave their walking poles so the name got Laurabinaya.
After reaching a high hill then with short descend coming across Saraswati and Bhiaravkund where a short climb reaches you at overnight stop in Gosainkund near its holy crystal clear pond, which you can find some traces left by the pilgrims.

Day 12Trek to Ghopte Odar 3,565m via Gosainkunda / Laurabinaya-La 4,609 m and 15,100 ft high - 06 hrs

With pleasant and wonderful time at Gosainkunda, morning walk along the pond, and then climb to a small creek, as walk leads past other smaller ponds of Surjakund.
Finally climb leads to cross highest spot of the adventure over Gosainkunda pass or East Laurabinaya La at above 4,609 m /15,100 ft high with marvelous views of surrounding dramatic landscapes with white peaks towards north direction.
From the top where long descend reaches at Phedi (bottom) a place with few teahouses, here for possible lunch break, afternoon walk continues towards east reaching back into green vegetations of junipers, rhododendron and then reaching at Ghopte (means a place with overhanging rock cave) for overnight stop.

Day 13Trek to Kutumsang 2,440m - 06 hrs

After being in complete wilderness, from here on heading back into villages where route joins with Helambu and Kathmandu trail; as walk leads into forest for an hour then an hour climb to Thadepati ridge at above 3,597m, a scenic hill top facing views of Jugal Himal and Ganesh-Manaslu towards west direction.
From here walk leads downhill to a lovely grassy field, and then into farm fields to reach our overnight stop at Kutumsang, a nice village with Sherpa, Hyalmo and Tamang hill people.

Day 14Trek to Chisapani 2,205m via Gul Bhanjyang 2,125m - 07 hrs

From here on the road to Kathmandu with long day walks to at Chisapani, where treks leads on winding path with few ups and down heading past farm villages to reach a nice village at Pati Bhanjyang, from here with short climb to reach our last overnight stops at Chisapani, a nice and scenic small village with marvelous mountain views and close to north of Kathmandu Valley rim.
A scenic spot offers striking sunrise and sunset views over range of peaks from Jugal Himal range towards north east and Ganesh Himal-Manaslu and Annapurna range towards west.

Day 15Trek to Sundarijal 1,395m - 03 hrs an hour drive to Kathmandu

Today last day of our adventurous and scenic trekking, morning catch super views of sunrise Himalayan peaks, our final walk leads into cool forest and farmlands for few hours then facing views of Kathmandu valley, and then downhill to reach at the end of our walk at Sundarijal (means beautiful water) a nice and lovely spot within cool small forest with fresh clear streams.
On reaching Sundarijal, a small farm town and the drive takes you back to Kathmandu after an enjoyable and marvelous time in Langtang and Gosainkunda Trekking.

Day 16In Kathmandu free day for individual activities

A spare day one can have a leisure day to relax or book for another sightseeing tour of Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur.

Day 17International Departure homeward bound or respective countries

Your last final day in Nepal the country of Himalayan wonders, as per your flight time depart from the hotel, where our guides and staff transfer you for International departure homeward bound or to respective countries.

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