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Langtang Valley & Gosaikunda
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Langtang Valley & Gosainkunda
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* Trekking in one of the most beautiful alpine valleys in the perfect tranquillity of central Himalayas & crossings
* Amazing valley gorges, traditional culture & Buddhist religion, pristine forest, area of the red pandas
* In the close backdrop of the high Langtang Himalayan range

Introduction: 

Langtang valley is situated in the Central Himalayan Region directly north of Kathmandu. Declared as a National Park in 1976, this area remains the second largest Park in Nepal, covering 1710 sq.km. Mountainous terrains outline the south of Nepal-Tibet (China) border. Within its boundaries are some 45 villages. The park was established with the main objective of conserving the regions by allowing the locals to follow the traditional land use practices which are favourable to resource protection.
 
The area offers a wide range of cultures with the main three ethnic groups living there being the Tamangs, Yolmus and Bhotias who have originated from Tibet within the last 500 years till the mid 20th century. In a southern section of the park lies a small area of sub-tropical chestnut forest, along with unique Sal forest. The hill forests (2000-2,600m) across the southern slopes of the park consist of Chir Pine, Rhododendron, Nepalese Alder and Oak.
 
Moving higher up in the north, the Montana zone (2,600-3000m) is mainly covered by Mountain Oak, fading to Silver Fir, Hemlock and Larch in the lower sub-alpine zone (3000-3,6000m). Throughout these zones, several species of Rhododendron trees form a twisted and colourful under story, continuing higher to tree line Birch and Fir forest are the last to survive. It is here at 3,600-4000m that Juniper and Rhododendrons shrubs slowly dissolve into the expansive alpine grassland meadows. Here, the extraordinary snow leopard is still thought to run through the alpine heights for prey. Gifted with abundant wildlife, the park is also well known for its populations of red panda, Himalayan black bear, wild dog, Himalayan Thar, goral (mountain antelope) and more than 250 species of birds.
 
Above the tree line, the valley opens up into a classical, glacial ‘U’ shape, bounded to the north by the impressive Langtang Himal, beyond which lies Tibet. The major peaks include Ghengu Liru(Langtang II 6571m/21,560ft), Langtang Lirung (7,425m/23,765ft) Kimshun (6,745m/22,137ft) and Shalbachum(6,918m/22,699ft) to the south, the Chimsedang Lekh forms a ridge of peaks which includes Naya-Kanga 5,846m and Gangchempo, Tilman’s beautiful Fluted Peak. It further extends to Jugal Himal, terminating in Dorje Lakpa (6,980m/22,929ft). To the east the upper meadows of the Langtang end in a massive mountain wall, forming the frontier with Tibet.
 
Langtang remained unknown and mysterious until English mountaineer Bill Tilman’s exploration in 1949. Following Tilman came Swiss geologist Toni Hagen in 1952. Both ventured up the Langtang high valley and glacier, probing for routes into Tibet. Langtang is currently places third behind the Annapurna and Everest region in the list of popular trekking areas in Nepal.

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with half day tour.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460m approx 7-8 hours drive.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,200 m approx 5-6 hours walks.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 3, 307m/10,850ft approx 3 hours walk.
Day 06: Trek to Kyngin Gompa 3,749m / 12,300ft approx 3-4 hours.
Day 07: Rest-Day for acclimatization at leisure for hike around.
Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 350m 6-7 hours walk
Day 09: Trek to Upper Syabru village 2,118m/6,950ft 5-6 hours walk.
Day 10: Trek to Singh Gompa 3,254m/10,675ft or Chandanbari. 4-5 hours walk.
Day 11: Trek to Gosainkund 4,381m/14,375ft. 4-5 hours walk.
Day 12: Trek to Ghopte Odar 3,566m via Laurabina-La 4,609/15,100ft.
Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang 2,445m 5-6 hrs walk.
Day 14: Trek to Gul Bhangjang 2,125m 5-6 hours walk.
Day 15: Trek to Chisopani Danda 2,195m approx. 5 hours.
Day 16: Three hrs walk to Sundarijal 1,380m an hour drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 17: In Kathmandu for individual activities.
Day 18: International Departure.
 Departure Dates  Availability
 17 Mar-03 Apr  Available
 14 Apr-01 May  Available
 22 Sep-09 Oct  Available
 20 Oct-06 Nov  Available
 17 Nov-04 Dec  Available
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu via respective airlines.
  On arrival at Kathmandu airport our staff will receive and transfer you to the Hotel, on reaching the Hotel our trekking staff will brief you regarding your stay in Nepal about trip and other related information that you need while your stay in Nepal.
   
Day 02: 

In Kathmandu with half day sight seeing tour.

  On the first day of your arrival you will be well informed about your half day sight seeing tour at places of interest, morning or afternoon our city guide will take you for a cultural tour for 3 hours of sightseeing.
   
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460m approx 7-8 hours drive.
  An early morning drive after breakfast to Syabrubesi, the bus ride takes you to the winding uphill and downhill road, the drive passes to many rural town and farm villages the bigger town un route is Trisuli Bazaar, this place lies in the sub-tropical climatic zone the road from here climbs uphill to cooler region leaving the rice paddy behind to maize and millet terraced fields as the weather changes with the culture and the people as well, on arrival at the entrance of Dhunche 1950m, the one and the only major town of the Langtang area and Rasuwa district there’s a Langtang National Park headquarter office where your Trekking and Park permit are checked. From here, journey continues further downhill for 1-2 hours till Syabrubesi village is reached for the overnight stop.
   
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,200m approx 5-6 hour's walks.
  The trek from Syabrubesi is quite pleasant with few up climbs for a while but the rest of the walk is gradual on the winding trail through the terraced farm fields and villages, as the trail descends and joins the path coming from upper Syabru at the Riverside Lodge near the place of Bamboo, the trek from here leads to cool forest in the gorge following the torrent glacial river Trisuli upstream, the walk is more or less an uphill climb in the cool shade of rhododendron and oaks forest after 5-6 hours walk reaching at a small clearing place of Lama-Hotel.
   
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 3, 307m approx 3 hours walk.
  From this place another 2-3 hours brings you to the wonderful spot at Ghora-Tabela for lunch stop. Ghore-Tabela is in the midst of the forest of pines, hemlocks and rhododendron from here onwards you can feel the altitude also. After a pleasant break here, the trek continues for a short hours on the trail to Langtang and its beautiful valley, the walk for an hour is pleasant in the cool shade of the alpine wood, after a small stream leaving the tree line behind the path leads uphill for an hour, then the walking get better on the gradual winding trail with few ups and down till the village of Langtang is reached by lunch time, here you’ll have time to make friends and visit the villages with a glimpse of Langtang Himal peeping in the north on top of the great rock wall.
   
Day 06: Trek to Kyngin Gompa 3,749m approx 3-4 hours.
  From this village the trial is gradual for a short while, then the path winds uphill for few hours through the prickly Burberry and high alpine shrubs bushes, and encountering “mani-prayer wall” where walking on the clockwise direction is the positive way of respecting the local culture and religion as the trail leads further east as the valley opens up in a long meadow with view of numerous snow capped peak in the distance.
The walk is more pleasant and can be vigorous due to altitude as you near and come to our destination at Kyngin Gompa. Kyngin Gompa is one of the charming scenic spot, with peaks looming from all direction, the closest peak that you can see is the Langtang Lirung of over 7000m and its icefall just at leisurely distance from the campsite, Kyngin Gompa, a small monastery located on the top of the ridge formed by glacial moraine of rocks and boulders, Kyngin Gompa has 6-7 lodges and a cheese factory.
   
Day 07: Rest-Day for acclimatization at leisure for hike around.
  At leisure, a well deserved rest day. After breakfast you can go for a short walk at the nearby hill called Kyngin Ri 4,700m/15,420ft adding more heights to your adventure with a panoramic view of the surrounding snow capped peaks, visit the cheese factory, rest of the day at leisure.
   
Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 350m 6-7 hours walk
  After a wonderful time at Kyngin, retrace the journey back on the same trail to Lama-Hotel a small settlement in the midst of the forest at the bank of upper Trisuli River.
   
Day 09: Trek to Upper Syabru village 2,118m 5-6 hours walk.
  The trek today follows the same route for an hour, then after the bridge the walk is pleasant through the rain and bamboo forest, after leaving the river way down below, the climb starts uphill through the landslide bit of rocks and boulders, passing through farm terraces till Upper Syabru is reached, row of houses like built on a ridge and it has a monastery near its helipad just few minutes up from the village.
   
Day 10: Trek to Sing Gompa 3,254m or Chandanbari. 4-5 hours walk.
   
Day 11: Trek to Gosainkunda 4,381m. 4-5 hours walk.
  The trek today offers more spectacular views of an array of snow peak range of Langtang to the north and Ganesh-Himal range north west along with Manaslu and Annapurna range due west, the walk is gradual up in the beginning for an hour as you enter the woodland of oaks, pines and rhododendron after being in the cool shade of the forest, comes to a clearing where one or two houses teahouses are located, after a brief stop here with excellent view of the Langtang range, the trail continues uphill leaving the tree lines and lush vegetation behind for dwarf rhododendron, juniper and alpine shrubs bushes.
The path unwinds uphill passing through few teahouses at Laurabina, with more views of the north western Himalayan range, after the place of Laurabina which means a place with walking sticks, during the auspicious time in and around August in the full moon as per the Nepali Luna calendar, the pilgrims comes to pay homage and where a ritual bath at Gosainkunda pond delivers a pilgrims to paradise and drink of its holy water relinquishes the sins of a hundred lifetimes and the Hindu pilgrims comes here to change their holy thread also, on the way back here at the top of Laurabina 4,450m/14,600ft most of the pilgrims leaves their walking sticks behind, needing no more as they head down land after a hard strenuous climb up. After the top, the trail descents for half an hour the first pond that you come across are Saraswati and Bhiarav Kund after a small climb brings you to our overnight stop at Gosainkund near the shore of this glacial pristine pond. Here you can see lots of traces left behind by the pilgrims.
   
Day 12: Trek to Ghopte Odar 3,566m via Laurabina-La 4,609 5-6 hrs.
From Gosainkunda a gradual walk on the small path along the bank of the pond, and climbing up near the small creek in between the rocks and boulders, the walk up brings us close to the small pond of Surjakund the trail here is more gradual winding up to the last pass of Gosainkunda or the east Laurabina La the highest spot of this trek. After reaching the top, a long descent brings you to Phedi (bottom) 3,694m a place with one or two teahouses.
A lunch stop is usually set here; it will be quite a relief after the long steep hard descent. After a nice lunch break, the journey continues towards east to the Helambu region, the trail from here is bit of everything gradual, short few uphill and downhill as you come back to the vegetation of junipers, rhododendron and other alpine bushes.3-4 hours from lunch will brings you in the middle of the road place at Ghopte (meaning overhanging rocks, a nature’s gift as a cosy shelter to the pilgrims) around this area there are few small caves formed by overhanging large rocks. Ghopte has two teahouses.
   
Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang 2,445m via Mange-Goth 3,285 m  5-6 hrs walk.
  After being in the absolute wilderness, the trail from here joins the other path of Helambu and to Kathmandu, the walk today is pleasant through the alpine forest for an hour, with another one hour uphill to Tharepati 3,597m. A lovely spot on the high ridge overlooking the views of the snow capped peaks of Jugal Himalayan range in the east and Ganesh-Manaslu in the west, you can make out the ridge and the trail coming out of Gosainkund.
A lunch break can be had here after a short walk from Ghopte, its worth a view with the lunch. From here the trail descents for few hours to Mangegoth, a nice place with a grassy field, with an Army Barrack nearby. The trek from here onwards, leads to farm fields, villages and to few forest areas, from Mangeghot few hours walk brings you to Kutumsang village 2,445m, inhabited by Sherpa and Tamang hill tribes.
   
Day 14: Trek to Gul Bhangjang 2,125m 5-6 hours walk.
  From here the winding path takes you to up and down slopes past the farm terraces and villages with ups and downs most of the way till Gul-Bhanjyang is reached for the overnight stop, this is quite a busy village perched on the top of the ridge with mostly Tamang tribe inhabitants.
Day 15: Trek to Chisopani Danda 2,195m approx. 5 hours.
  The walk from here is more pleasant passing through number of rural farm villages the trail brings you to a village of Pati Bhanjayang after a 3-4 hours trek, from this village a short uphill climb to the overnight stop at Chisopani danda a scenic spot at the top of the hilltop un-route to Kathmandu and to other places at the rim of Kathmandu Valley.
Chisopani, a scenic viewpoint with 4-6 teahouses and an Army Camp nearby, this places offers fantastic view of the Jugal Himal range in the north east and Ganesh Himal-Manaslu and Annapurna range in the west. Apart from the snow peaks, a lovely view of the surrounding landscapes and valleys down below.
   
Day 16: Three hours trek to Sundarijal 1,380m an hour drive back to Kathmandu.
  The last day of this beautiful journey, leads through serene forest and farmlands after a few hours of gradual walk and to the top of the ridge of Burlang and Chepu Bhanjyang at 2,438m with a great view of Kathmandu Valley, from here the track descents to Sundarijal (meaning beautiful water) a lovely spot with cool patch of forest with monkeys and fresh streams, a picnic spot for most of the Kathmandu people who wants to escape for a day from the busy crowded metropolitan life in the city. In the early days it used to be a summer resident and palace of the Rana aristocrat rulers. An hour descents brings you back to civilization as you board in the vehicle for the drive to the inner Kathmandu from its eastern suburb Sundarijal the drive passes through the famed places of Bouddhanath renowned for its enormous Buddhist Chaitya or Stupa with the ever-present all seeing mystical eyes of Lord Buddha.
   
Day 17: In Kathmandu at leisure.
  A free independent day for personal activities and please inform our staff if you would like to go on a tour or for a scenic mountain flight.
   
Day 18: International Departure.
  As per your international flight schedule keep your airlines ticket and passport handy our office staff will transfer you to the airport for the flight back home or to respective destination from this amazing country Nepal.
Price includes following services:
 1.  Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.
 2.  Airport transfers in Kathmandu.
 3.  Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees.
 4.  Transportation Kathmandu / Syabrubesi & Sundarijal / Kathmandu by private Non AC Vehicle.
 5.  Trekking arrangement backed by Sherpa Guide and porters using local standard lodges on full board basis.
 6.  Applicable Trekking Permit & National Park Fees.
 7.  Insurance for Nepalese crew.
 
Our price does not include followings:
 1.  International flights to / from Kathmandu.
 2.  Nepal entry visa fees.
 3.  Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu Hotel.
 4.  Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
 5.  Rescue evacuation in case of emergency.
 6.  Personal clothing and personal trekking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket.
 7.  Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.
 8.  Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
 9.  Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.

 

Extensions

If you are not tied up with time limitations, or have more time before or after your main trip with us, you can join / take following extension trips to make your holiday even interesting. According to extra time you have, you can choose a visit to National Parks for jungle safari viewing rare animals, migrant birds and exotic reptiles or enjoy the whitewater rafting or take a cultural tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nagarkot or even make a quick visit to neighboring countries of Tibet – Roof of the world, India – The country of wonders, Bhutan – The Dragon Kingdom. We can add these extensions before or after your holiday according to the flights that you have booked / can book. Beside these, if you even want just stay in Kathmandu for relax or any independent activities, we can book extra nights at the Hotel. You can book these extensions together with your main trip booking.


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Trip Facts
  • Trip Name : Langtang Valley & Gosainkunda
  • Trip Duration : 18 Days
  • Trip Grade : Moderate/Adventurous
  • Trip Date : -
  • Activity : Trek and Walks
  • Highest Altitude : at Laurabina pass, 4,450 m
  • Month : Mar-May, Sep-Dec

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