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Langtang Valley Via Gosainkunda Trek

Gosaikunda trekThe Langtang Goshaikund trek is one of the most beautiful trekking in Nepal. Kund is a Nepali word, means: lake. There are 108 kunds in this area and mainly visible from the routes are Saraswati Kund, Bhairab Kund, Surya K und and Goshaikund is the famous and most important one.

Langtang is situated north of Kathmandu and the ethnic group, known as Tamangs mostly populated this area. The culture language and their customs are much similar to the Tibetans. The views of snowy mountain peaks, like the Langtang Lirung (7,246 m.). Gangchenpo (5,846 m.), Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m.) are excellent.

Langtang valley itself is an another marvelous attraction for tourists. One can set out this trek, drive out from Kathmandu to Dhunche either by local or reserved bus. Approximately 6 to 7 hours drive

Day 01: Arrive in international airport in Kathmandu and free transport to selected hotel and rest of day personal activities. 

Day 03: Drive to Syabru bensi by bus or Jeep (1450m 7/8 hours) over night at Lodge.
Trisuli – Dhunche- Syabrubensi

Local bus:
In the morning, we pick you up from the Hotel. We take Private Jeep from Hotel. We pass many small cities during our driving to Syabrubensi. When we reach to Dhunche (district headquarter of Rasuwa), if the weather is nice we can see the nice view of Ganesh Himal. We follow all the way Trisuli River. It is about 7/8 hours driving from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi.

Private bus/ jeep:
It is also possible to use private bus or jeep from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi. If you query, we can provide private bus or jeep as well. This way is much more conformable.

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2640m 6 hours walking) over night at Lodge.
This is our trekking starting point. After the breakfast, we start to hike. As soon as we start our trek we cross the Bridge of Trisuli River. We follow the Langtang River. It is interesting part of walking through the forest. During our hike, we pass small town like, pahiro, Bamboo. It is about 6 hours walking hike from Syabrubensi to Lama Hotel. The trail is slowly up at the beginning but at the end it is hard.

Day 05: Trek to Langtang village (3340m 6 hours walking) overnight at the Lodge.
This day, we start in the morning as normal time (8:00 am). We walk through the rhododendron forest. The trail is slowly up hill. This day we can see some mountains such as Langtang Lirung , Naya kang and some others peaks. During our trek, we pass Gunachok, Thomna , Ghoratabela , Thyangsyap and then Langtang village.  It takes us about 5/6 hours to get there. It is the village of Tamang people. We can explore rest of the day. It is big village.

Day 06: Trek to Kyanjing gompa( 3860m 5/6 hours walking) overnight at the Lodge.
This day we start our trip as usual time.If it is nice weather, we can see the wonderful view of mountains at the beginning of this hike. People from this village are Buddhist. During our hike we can see many mani stone walls. It is about 3/4 hours hiking from Langtang village to Kyanjing Gompa. The trail is much easier to Kyanjing Gompa. We can explore the rest of the day in Kyanjing Gompa and cheese factory as well.

Day 07: Rest day explore around the Glacier, Tsergo Ri(Cherko Ri) and climb kyanjing ri over night at same place.
This day we have many choices.  It is depending as your wish we take one of following hiking. we can see views of Langtang Lirung, Naya kang, Lang shisha Ri, Penthang Karpo Ri and Dorje Lakpa and some others mountains. 

Kyanjing Ri hiking.

Tsergo Ri(Cherko Ri hiking

Explore the Langshisa kharka or glacier.

Day 08:Trek down to Lama Hotel (2640m 7hours walking) overnight at Lodge.
It is the day for down hill and same way back. We start in the morning as normal time. The trail is all the way down hill. We hike in one day from Kyanjing Gompa to Lama Hotel. It is nice part of hiking. If you are lucky you can see some wild animal as well. The trail is all the way down hill. So we can do it in 7 hours from Kyajing Gompa to Lama Hotel.

Day 09: Trek to Thulo Syabru village (2540m 6 hours walking) overnight at the Lodge.
The half of the trail is same way back from Lama Hotel to Pahiro.  The trail from Lama Hotel to Bamboo is very steep down hill but it is still nice because we hike in the nature.  Bamboo to Pahiro is much easier. After walking little bit from Pahiro. We climb up to the Thulo Syabru(all the way down is Syabrubensi). Thulosyabru is big village of Tamang people. We explore rest of the day.  It is about 5/6 hours hike from Lama Hotel to Thulosyabru village.

Day 10: Trek to Laurebina (3920m 6/ 7 hours walking) overnight at the Lodge.
Now, we are going up so, we start to climb on the rhododendron forest and pastures to the top of the ridge at Phoprang danda (3190m.)  If you are lucky, you can watch monkeys play in the forests. If it is clear weather, we can see view of Ganesh himal from here. We continue climb to another town is called Sing Gompa or Chandan Bari and then Lauribina. We also pass a sanctuary for the red panda. As soon as we reach to Lauribina, We can see the truly magnificent view of Annapurnas, Manaslu (8163m.) ,Ganesh himal and some other peaks. It takes about 6/7 hours hiking to get there.

Day 11: Trek to Gosaikunda (4210 4hours walking) and then overnight at Lodge.
This day, we continue climb to Gosaikunda,rest of the day exploere in Gosaikunda Lake. There are many lakes. Saraswati Kund , Bhairav Kund, Gosaikunda, Dudh Kund( Milk lake) , Chandra kund (Moon lake)and Ama Kund (mother lake) and Ragat Kund(blood kund). The large lake is Gosaikund.  Gosaikund Lake has a black rock in the middle, said to be the head of shiva. according to legend , shiva created this high altitude lake when he pierced a glacier with his trident (trisul) to obtain water to quench his thirst after consuming poison gathered from the churning of the oceans ( the poison is the reason why Shiva is depicted with a blue throat). There is a white rock under the water which is said to be the remnant of an ancient Shiva shrine. It is also said that the water from this lake disappears underground via a subterranean channel and surfaces in Kumbeshwar pool, next to the five-storey Shiva temple in Patan , more than 60km away. Thousands of people come here to worship and bathe during the full moon festival each august. 

Day 12: Cross the pass (4650m) trek to Gopte (3640m 6/7 hours walking) overnight at Lodge.
This day we start early in the morning after the breakfast. The trail climbs on a rocky trail marked with cairns towards the pass. Passing three more small lakes, the trail reaches Lauribina La (4650m.). We spend some time to explore the surrounding hills for some fine views. It is the high part of this trek. Now, the trail descends down to Gopte. There are two lodges. It is about 6/7 hours walking to get there.

Day 13 Trek to Kutumsang (2540m 6 hours walking) overnight at the Lodge.
The day, we start the trek as normal time. The trail from Gopte to Kutumsang is a lot of up and down hill. When we reach to Tharepati we can see the view of Dorje Lakpa, Shisha panngma and others peaks. From here, we hike through Magin Goth and then Kutumsang. It is 6 hours hiking from Gopte to here.

Day 14: Trek to Chisapani (2230m 6/7 hours walking) over night at the Lodge.
Now we are in Helambu region. Sherpa and Tamang are ethnic group of this area. The trail is up and down. We hike through the rhododendron forest. It takes about 6/7 hours to get Chisapani.  Chisapani is nice and magnificent view point. We can see from here wonderful views of snow capped mountains.

Day 15: Trek to Sundarijal (3 hours walking and 1 hour driving by private van to selected hotel in Kathmandu.
Today is last day of hiking. We hike down about three hours to get sundarijal. During our hikng we pass forest and some small village. We can take local bus or private car from here. It is about 1 hours driving to Kathamandu and then take a rest.

Day 16: Departure to international airport to fly your home country. ( If you have late flight then we can have a half day sightseeing and Shopping day)

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