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Kyanjin Gompa
Ganesh Himal from Laurebina
Gosainkund Lake
Way to Chisopani
Gatlang village
Langtang Himal range from Nagathali

Langtang & Gosainkund Trek

Gosaikunda

Langtang is located in the north of Kathmandu that offers a multitude of fine trekking destinations. Langtang region is inhabited by a majority of Tamang people with rich cultures and tradition.  Langtang and Helambu are divided by a high pass with about 13 beautiful lakes. Gosainkunda being the biggest and the holiest of all. 

Langtang is a narrow valley that lies just south of the Tibetan border Keyrong. The highest point in Langtang is the Langtang Lirung (7,246m). Other smaller mountains are Gang Chenpo (6,380m), Naya Kanga (5,846m) and Dorje Lhakpa (6,966m).

 

Trip Facts

LangtangregionCode: LT 06
Duration: 19 Days
Max. Elevation: Gosainkund (4,200 m)
Walking Hours: 2½ - 6 hrs per day
Difficulty: 2boots
Price: on request
Min. Group Size: 2 people
Best Season: Feb-May & Sept-Dec


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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Airport pick-up, Drive to hotel,  overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu (Swayambunath, Durbar Square), Welcome Dinner in the evening, overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 03: Sightseeing Kathmandu (Pashupathinath, Boudanath), overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 04: Drive by local bus or by Jeep from Kathmandu to Syaphru Besi (1,470 m) (8 h), overnight stay in lodge/teahouse
Day 05: Walk from Syaphru Besi to Lama Hotel (2,410 m) (6 h), overnight stay in lodge/teahouse
Day 06: Walk from Lama Hotel to Langtang (3,430 m) (6 h), overnight stay in lodge/teahouse
Day 07: Walk from Langtang to Kyangijn Gompa (3,900 m) (2 ½ h), overnight stay in lodge/teahouse
Day 08: Rest day in Kyangijn Gompa. Walk from Kyangijn Gompa to Kyanjen Ri (View point 4,600 m) and back to Langtang (2 h), overnight stay in lodge/teahouse
Day 09: Walk from Langtang to Lama Hotel (5 h), overnight stay in lodge/teahouse
Day 10: Walk from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syaphru (2,210 m) (6 h), overnight stay in lodge/teahouse
Day 11: Walk from Thulo Syaphru to Shing Gompa (3,300 m) (5 h), overnight stay in lodge/teahouse
Day 12: Walk from Shing Gompa to Laurebina (3,900 m) (3 h), overnight stay in lodge/teahouse
Day 13: Walk from Laurebina to Gosainkund (4,200 m) (3 h), overnight stay in lodge/teahouse
Day 14: Rest day in Gosainkund (4,200 m). Excursion of the surrounding area, overnight stay in lodge/teahouse
Day 15: Walk from Gosainkund to Shing Gompa (5 h), overnight stay in lodge/teahouse
Day 16: Walk from Shing Gompa to Dhunche (2,030 m) (5 h), overnight stay in lodge/teahouse
Day 17: Drive by local bus or by Jeep back from Dhunche to Kathmandu (6 h), overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu, overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 19: Drive to airport, departure to home country

Additional information

Tour- Highlights:

  • Discover  Nepal’s capital city Kathmandu (UNESCO World Heritage)
  • 12 days teahouse trek in Langtang
  • Holy lakes of Gosainkunda
  • Fascinating mountain views to  Langtang Lirung (7,246 m), Dorje Lhakpa  (6,988 m), Ganchempo  (6,387 m), Annapurna Range, Manaslu Range, Ganesh Himal and Tibet Range

Syaphru Besi (1,470 m):
Syaphru Besi is located in Rasuwa district of Baghmati zone and borders on the Chinese autonomous region Tibet in the northern part of Nepal. It is a village having 18 other village development committees.The ethnic group of Tamangs inhabit the place since the ancient times having their own history, culture, language, religion, tradition and values. They follow Buddhist religion and highly value it.
The hot spring in Syaphru Besi is also well known for its healing power of stomach related illnesses since the ancient times.
The Samdheon Woesel World Peace Stupa have been constructed for the peace in the country where lord Buddha was born, for the peace in the world as well as for the well being of all the living beings, natural resources and environment.
A Buddhist monastery is situated as well in the old part of the village on the other side of the river. 

Kyanjin Gompa (3,900 m)
The Yak-cheese-factory, which is located in Kyanjin Gompa opened in 1955 with Swiss support.
The cheese dairy operates only in summer and produces annually around 7,000 Kg of cheese that is dragged by porters to a dairy in Kathmandu. Sometimes you have the oppertunity to buy cheese and curd.
A trip to Kyanjin Ri (4,600 m) is recommended during the rest day.

Shing Gompa (Chandanbari):
The most famous cheese Factory in Langtang region is located in Shing Gompa.
Furthermore a Buddhist monastery is situated in Shing Gompa.

Laurebina:
From Laurebina you have a wonderful mountain view to Ganesh Himal, Annapurna Range, Manaslu Range and the mountain Shisapangma in Tibet.
The name Laurebina signifies “without sticks”. Laure means sticks and bina means without.
The name is based on the following legend: Shiva forgot his bamboo sticks in Laurebina during his pilgrimage to Gosainkund. Nowadays while Janai Purnima Festival many of the pilgrims leave their sticks in Laurebina due to this legend.

Holy Lake of Gosainkunda:
The Gosainkunda Lake in a height of around 4,200 m is one of the most famous religious pilgrim places in Nepal.  Each year in August at full moon the festival "Janai Purnima" takes place and thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims come to this holy place.  Especially the Hindu people take a bath in the holy lake for purifying.  The large rock in the middle of the lake is regarded as remains of Shiva and it is believed that channels carry the waters of the lake to the water basin of Khumbheshwar temple in Patan.

Includes / Excludes

Included:

  • All transfers (usually by private vehicle) according to tour plan (incl. transport during sightseeing)
  • Map
  • Accommodation (double room) in Kathmandu and in simple teahouses/lodges during the trekking tour *)
  • Entrance fees in Kathmandu, Trekking permit and TIMS Card
  • English speaking travel guide/city guide in Kathmandu
  • English speaking guide and porter during the trekking tour
  • Food (full board) incl. country typical drinks (coffee, tea) during the trekking tour
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Welcome-Dinner in Kathmandu

Not included:

  • Visa for Nepal
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, mineral water during the trekking tour
  • Food (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu
  • All kind of drinks in Kathmandu
  • Domestic flights
  • Extra charge for hot shower during the trekking tour
  • Extra charge for recharging camera or mobile batteries during the trekking tour
  • Personal travel- and health insurance
  • Emergency transport / emergency evacuation
  • Tips (especially for driver,city guide, trekking guide and porter)
  • Personal expenses
  • Flight from home country to Kathmandu and back

*) single supplement charge has to be added, if requested.