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Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Langtang Gosaikunda trek is one of the most accessible treks in Nepal which combines the remote and spectacular valley of Langtang, with the high mountains, glaciers and lakes at Gosaikunda. Langtang valley trekking is full of wonder due to fascinating local history, culture and lifestyle, glaciers and mountains, and flora and fauna. Gosaikunda lake, the major highlight of the trip is holy and spiritual to both Hindus and Buddhists alike. The lake is visited every year by thousands of visitors during the full- moon time in May and August. High Himalayan Trekking and Expedition Company organize Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking throughout the year.

The trek to Gosaikunda starts in Dhunche Village or Syabru Besi in the Langtang Himal, or in Sundarijal in the Kathmandu Valley. When starting from Dhunche, the first day involves a long steady climb to reach Chandan Bari at an altitude of about 3,200 m (10,500 ft). Laurebinayak at about 3,700 m (12,100 ft) can be reached on the second day. From here you will have spectacular view of Langtang Region.At this point, some trekkers choose to climb ahead to Gosaikunda, though altitude sickness is a concern as the ascent is rather steep. Many trekkers choose to stay at Laurebinayak, which also provides sunset and sunrise views of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal. The descent from Gosaikund to Sundarijal takes about four days and involves a short climb to Laurebina La at 4,610 m (15,120 ft), a rapid descent to Phedi and onwards to Ghopte. Depending on pace, there are options to stay at Thadepati, Mangengoth, Kutumsang and at many villages farther downhill. The trails are well marked, except between Ghopte and Thadepati. Basic accommodation is quite easily available. Tea houses offer a variety of food and snacks.

Talking about the history of Gosaikunda, According to Hindu mythology- when the God jolted the primitive ocean to produce remedy of enduring life, the poison was also produced along with the remedy to protect the universe from this poison, Lord Shiva drank it. So, the throat of Lord Shiva is still blue because of the effect of the poison. To cool down his fiery throat, Lord Shiva hit his weapon into the rock creating three springs which finally resulted in the formation of beautiful lakes. Finally, Lord Shiva drank the water of the lakes and got relief from the pain. Hence, in this way, the lake Gosaikunda was formed.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft)

After arriving at the Tribhuwan International Airport,Kathmandu, you are welcomed by the team and then you will be transferred to nearby hotel. We then check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. You will be provided dinner also.Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation

After a breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu valley. You can pay your homage visiting the center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple (for Hindus) and Swyambhunath (for Buddhists). These are very ancient and historical pride of Nepal importantly enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflect the uniqueness and diversity in Nepalese culture.

Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1440m): 8 Hours driving

Early morning after having breakfast transfer your Bus station to start your journey towards Syabrubesi, along the bus journey you will drive through beautiful village and you will see snow Scapped Mountain along the langtang Himalaya and it will make your trekking become pleasant and touch your heart.

Day 4
Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2324m): 6 hours

Descend to the camping area and pass the suspension bridge over Bhote Koshi River and follow the river towards Thulo Syabru for a while. Continue walking alongside Bhote Koshi River to arrive in Bamboo, and crossing the bamboo forest, climb up to Rimche and then to Lama Hotel with a view of the Langtang range.

Day 5
Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang(3430m):5/6 hours

After having a breakfast, we leave Lama Hotel and start trekking towards Langtang. The first part of the trek slowly ascends. We cross different Buddhist Mani walls, Chortens, villages, and forests as we enjoy the tranquil nature. Climb uphill to see Langtang Lirung (7234m) and continue walking towards Ghodatabela.There are great views of langtang lirung from here, which you can admire as the army checks post, where you need to register your langtang trek permit. You will spent the night over here.

Day 6
Trek from Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa (3730m)

Trek from Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa it takes only the morning walking through tiny villages to uphill Kyangjin Gompa where you will see joyful Buddhist monasteries, several accommodations and two great cheese factories. It worthily to spending two full days here to gratefully to appreciate the mountains scenery over the langtang Himalaya of Nepal.

Day 7
Acclimatization day in Kyangjin Gompa

From Kyangjin Gompa you can climb uphill to a viewpoint at 4300m on the glacier moraine to the north for superb views of langtang lirung. The most popular day kike to the Kyangjin RI viewpoint 4600m, while a tougher options is the climb to uphill Tsergo RI 4984m. Other popular long hike leads up the valley to the pastures around langshisa kharka for more spectacular mountains views of the Langtang Himalaya.

Day 8
Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel/Changtang (2480m)

The trail walk downhill to Syabrubesi via langtang, Ghoratabela on the same trail you will uphill before and trail follow the valley and connect the Gosaikunda Trek, take left branches at the junction just before Dovan and climb uphill to Thulo sayabrubesis. Overnight at here.

Day 9
Trek from Lama Hotel/Changtang to Thulo syabru village (2260)

Early in the morning after breakfast trail slightly goes pairo landslide and leads you to Thulo Sayasbru (2,260m). Thulo Syabru is a beautiful Sherpa and Tamang village from where you can observe the miraculous vista of Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal and overnight here.

Day 10
Trek from Thulo sayasbru to Sing Gompa (3250m)

Morning breakfast in Thulo syabru village the trail slightly goes uphill through beautiful rhododendron, Bamboo and pine trees. Along the trail you will past several mountains village to arrive Chandan Bari Sing Gompa and visit cheese factory in the langtang region of Nepal, where you will overnight today.

Day 11
Trek from Chandan Bari Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4360m)

After morning breakfast in Chandan Bari sing Gompa the trail slightly goes uphill to Gosaikunda via Lauribinayak. Along the trails past rhododendron and pine forest trees and vista of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and Manaslu range, Hiunchuli and Tibetan peak is high lights of the adventure, you trek towards Gosaikunda (4,361m) and overnight here.

Day 12
Trek from Gosaikunda to Sing Gompa (3250m)

After morning quick trips around Gosaikunda lakes, breakfast and trek downhill to Sing Gompa via Lauribinayak. Along the trail past rhododendron and pine forest trees and vista of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and Manaslu range, Hiunchuli and Tibetan peak and overnight here.

Day 13
Trek from Sing Gompa to Dhunche (2090m)

Morning breakfast in Chandan Bari Sing Gompa, trail directly drops you to downhill to Dhunche via small village of Ramche and other village along the route. Today your journey will be more enjoyable and beautiful, walking through rhododendron, pine trees and Himalayan Bamboo. Finally arrive in Dhunche and celebrate your last night accommodation with your adventure staff.

Day 14
Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu 6 to 7 hours.

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer your hotel, spare time for your family shopping evening celebrate farewell dinner with Nepali Family.

Day 15
Departure for your onwards flight.

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