Once you touch down at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will be welcomed by our office staff. He will be holding a placard of the “Trekking Planner” with your name on it so that you can recognize him. He will help you in transferring to the trip Hotel. At the Hotel, we will be briefed about your forthcoming trek in details. Later you may either take rest and relax or just take a laidback stroll around the colorful markets of Thamel.
Evening includes welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program of Nepal while having your dinner.
Today after having your scheduled breakfast we begin our guided tour of the capital city Kathmandu. We will be visiting UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites and place of religious significance as well. First on the list is the Durbar Square; a complex of historic palace courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the Royal palace compound of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. Interesting pieces here to see are 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace, Taleju temple-tallest of all structures built by king Mahendra Malla in 1549 A.D. , Jagannath temple- built in the 16th century, known for fascinating erotic figures carving , Kal Bhairav- one of the largest stone idol in Kathmandu representing the terrorizing aspects of Shiva, Statue of King Pratap Malla in praying gesture to Digu Taleju the royal family deity right across, Kumari Ghar- 17th century Kumari temple, Kasthamandap- built from the timber of a single tree, Kathmandu derives its name from Kasthamandap. The entire Palace Complex is also known as Hanuman Dhoka named after a monkey god called Hanuman. One can see a huge stone statue of Hanuman painted all red right next to the main entrance (the golden gate) of the palace.
Next we move on to the highly regarded and spiritual Pashupatinath temple. It is one of the most significant Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. This very temple is located on the calm river banks of the Bagmati River. Although Hindus are allowed to enter the temple, you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. Alongside Pashupatinath Temple is the most important cremation site for the Hindus in Nepal. After feeling spiritually divine having the image of Pashupatinath we head towards the next destination of Boudhanath.
Bouddhanath, is a Buddhist shrine in unique octagonal Mandala design with hundreds of prayer wheels and the 108 images of the Buddha set around the huge structure. Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the large Stupas in the world. Bouddhanath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan monasteries, thus the area is also known as ‘Little Tibet’. You can join the locals to circumambulate the Stupa, bargain for handicrafts in the shops or sit on a rooftop restaurant and get the feel of the atmosphere around it.
Finally we move on to Swoyambhunath temple popularly known as Monkey temple due to the monkeys found in the shrine area, Swoyambhunath is a 2000 years ancient Stupa situated on a small hill. It is world’s most celebrated Buddhist shrine and its main temple is capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and is painted on the four sides with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This marks the end of our Kathmandu sightseeing tour and we retire back to our hotel in Kathmandu.
After an interesting tour afternoon free to relax and preparation for Langtang Valley Gosaikunda Trekking next early morning overland drive to Gorkha area.
The third day of the Langtang Valley Gosaikunda trek starts early as we drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about eight hours by bus. You will be driving towards north through to the scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trisuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. Overnight at Guest House.
Today we leave the picturesque Syabrubesi and head towards the Lama Hotel. To start with the first part of the trail takes us through the carved terraced farm fields and villages. This trail then gradually climbs to Bamboo passing through the Landslide area. Afterwards, your trek ascends gently to Ramche (2400meters) through Bamboo (1960meters) which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. You can have lunch at this place if you like or take a splash in the river just for a change or a refreshing feek of the vicinity at ease. The trek continues until we reach the Lama Hotel. En route you can spot the elusive red pandas, monkeys and bears if you are alert and lucky enough. Overnight at the Guest House.
This day starts early with a quick breakfast. Immediately after that we follow the trek route towards Gumanechok, Ghoda Tabela which means the Horse Stable. From here on the trail becomes gradual and scenic as you can gaze the grazing Yaks in the green. Langtang village is one of the very local and old villages along this trekking route and the view from here is more spectacular. Overnight at Guest House.
A day dawns as usual but brings with it a bit of ease with it. As we start with a shorter walk giving us enough time for acclimatization. The surroundings are interesting also because of the famous Cheese factory. This beautiful valley sits ideally in the lap of the Langtang Lirung and other around. You get to explore the valley, and lot many small peaks for you to climb. Overnight at Guest House.
The seventh day of your Lantang Valley Gosaikunda Trekking is meant for rest and exploration. You will be visiting the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Tsherko RI (4350meters) which is highest point of this trek, directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Overnight at Guest House.
After grabbing our instant breakfast, we return towards Lama Hotel. We stay overnight at local guest house.
The trek to Thulo Syabru trail gently descents to the Landslide which then goes steeply up to Thulo Syabru. En route you could see red pandas, monkeys and various species of birds. Thulo Syabru is a wonderful village. From where you can enjoy the amazing land feature and the magnificent nature with splendid views of Ganesh Himal (7110meters), Langtang Himal and its ranges. Overnight at Guest House.
Included standard accommodation and meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee
The trails from Thulo Syabru to follows a steep ascent path passing through the pine, fir and rhododendron forest along with the views of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Mountain, Hemlock and forests. This path leads us all the way to Sing Gompa. Singgompa provides panoramic views, exhilarating nature and Yak Cheese factory. Overnight at Guest House.
This is an all-important day of your trek as we follow the trail that takes us towards the holy Gosaikunda River. First we steadily climb up to Lauribinayak and from the top of Lauribinayak you get an exotic feeling. Then we will make a steep ascent all the way to Gosaikunda. You follow a rugged trail with dramatic views to the Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung. You pass a few huts in the high pasture of Laurebinayak, cross a small ridge and have your first views of the holy lake of Gosaikunda. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda and Gosainkunda. According to legend Gosainkunda was created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the world. Overnight at Guest House.
The morning brings in lots of spirituality and divinity as the entire day is meant for exploring this epic place. The Gosainkunda periphery is a pilgrimage site embellished by the bounty of nature. It is a place glorified and beautified by its many lakes and its basins around the area. You will be having your ideal breakfast and take an interesting walk around the Lake and head straight towards the all-important Gosainkunda Pass. Overnight at Guest House in Gosainkund.
The thirteenth day of your trek begins from where you had left the previous day. From the lake we head towards the holy Saraswati Kunda, from here the trail ascends through to a ridge. All along the ridge you get to behold excellent panoramic views of Langtang valley that stretches as far as the Langtang Lirung. As we move on through to the western arc the splendid views of Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu makes it memorable and breathtaking. From this very ridge, we make a slow careful descend down to the Sing Gompa via Laurebina pass. This place is renowned for its age old monastery and a conventional cheese factory in Sing Gompa. Overnight you will be staying at the tea house.
This is the day of mixed emotions as this is the last day of your trek up into the mountains and the holy gosaikunda lake. Today after taking a quick breakfast you will be trekking down all the way to Dhunche through the forest of oaks, firs and rhododendrons. Dhunche is an ideal hub and a happening place of the Rasuwa district. Overnight at the tea house.
The fifteenth day of your Langtang Valley Gosaikunda trekking journey demands an early morning rise and breakfast. After that your guide will take you to the nearest bus station for a day long scenic drive back to Kathmandu through the uneven paths that continues until you reach the hustling Betrbati Bazaar, From Betrabati Bazaar the road becomes smoother and comfortable till the end.
Today we will transfer you to the international airport for your departure back home.Eventually this day marks the end of your entire trekking journey of Langtang Valley Gosainkunda trek trip in Nepal. If you have spare time at your disposal you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Trekking Planner will take you to the airport for your flight back home. You will be taking back with you memories of Nepal to be cherished forever. We are also pretty certain that our service and the Himalayas hospitality will entice you to come back again!
The maximum elevation of Langtang Gosailkunda Trekking is 4890m approx , Tserko Ri.
Yes, you need to have TIMS (Trekker's Management Systems) card and Langtang National Park entrance permit. However it’s all included in our program package and inclusive.
Absolutely yes, you can! This is a moderate trekking circuit and doable by all kinds of people of all age groups. The only thing required is physical and mental fitness and ability.
If you ascend slowly, take proper rest walk slowly and acclimatize it is very likely that you might not get any kind of altitude sickness. Besides that you need to drink plenty of water eat well and carry with you Diamox tablet handy with you.
Yes, as during your entire trekking you will get unbroken supply of internet and shower facilities.
Yes, upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you will be received by our Trekking Planners representative. He/she will transfer you safely to your destined hotel. And we will transfer back to airport to the end of your trip.
Yes, you are entitled to get 3 meals a day under the BLD plan. You will be served wide variety of fresh cooked hygienic meals that includes local and western continental varieties.
Yes, our guide and porters all are fully insured and Trekking Planner Make their both trekking and climbing insurances.
Unfortunately no, you won’t find any private or nationalized banks or ATM where you can exchange or withdraw money. The best thing is to carry a few Nepalese rupees handy with you from Kathmandu or Syabrubensi.