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Langtang- Gosainkunda Trek

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Gosainkunda Trekking

The Langtang- Gosainkunda region is a collection of Sherpa valleys north of Kathmandu, close to the Tibetan border. In a short time, it not only offers grand views of Langtang Lirung (7,234m), Ganesh Himal (7,406m) and other high mountain peaks, but also provides insight into the varied ethnic lifestyles of the Tamangs and Sherpas, inhabitants of this area. The trail starts either from Dhunche or Syabrubesi, which is a full day drive away from Kathmandu via Trisuli. The trail passes through the thickly forested area of blue pine, oaks, maple, spruce and rhododendron (one fourth of the park is forest). The trail follows the Langtang Khola river bank until Kyangjin gompa. At Kyangin gompa there are various options for short excursions; Kyangjin Ri (4,773m) is two hour up and an hour down and it offers spectacular views of the surrounding Himalayas. Visit to Langtang Lirung glacier is 2 hours one-way. Day visit to Langshisa Kharka is worth as it offers views of Shisha Pangma (8,046m) across the land of Tibet. From Syabru the trail leads to the holy lakes for Hindus, Gosainkund (4,380m), where pilgrims congregate on specific days of the year wash off their sins. There are altogether five Kundas (lakes) among which Gosainkund is the biggest and the holiest. The trek down from the holy lake passes through Laurebina La (4,600m) and descends drastically through the forestland of Helumbu valley to Sundarijal.

Gosainkunda Trek


Gosainkunda Trekking Itineraries

Day 01. Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

Day 02. Katmandu drive – Dhunche (2030 m)

Day 03. Dhunche – Chandanberi (3250m)

Day 04. Chandanberi - Lauribinaya (3900m)

Day 05. Lauribinaya - Gosainkund Lake (4380m)

Day 06. Gosainkund – Ghopte (3430m)

Day 07. Ghopte – Therapati (3510m)

Day 08. Therapati – Gul Bhanjyang (2130m)

Day 09. Gul Bhanjyang – Chisapani (2215m)

Day 10. Chisapani – Sundarijal (1460m) and drive to Kathmandu

Day 11.Kathmandu Valley sightseeing

Day 12. Back to onward destination.