16 days
Duration

Holy Gosainkund Lake Trip

The Langtang Gosainkund trek is one of Nepal’s best-kept secrets, situated in the shadow of the spectacular Langtang Range bordering Tibet. The Langtang valley is a region of unique Tamang heritage, alpine forests and soaring Himalayan peaks, with sacred Gosainkund Lake just to the south, relatively untreked region of Sherpa villages just above Shivapuri National Park.

Langtang was Nepal’s first national park, and is dominated by Langtang Lirung (7245m), the highest peak in the area. The trek offers more breathtaking views in a short time than any other drive-to trek in Nepal, with the possible exception of the Annapurna Sanctuary. One of the highlights of trekking in Langtang is hiking through the beautiful and traditional Tamang villages. The Tamang ethnic group originally came from Tibet and now practice a mix of Buddhism and Hinduism, and are famed for their craftsmanship, unique dress and architecture.

It is believed that the lake is formed by digging of the holy Trishul (trident) of lord Shiva as after he drank the ‘Kalakuta’ poison from ‘Samudramanthan’ and desperately wanted cold water to quench the overwhelming heat of the poison. Gosainkunda is a regular hindu pilgrimage site from where the frozen lake melts and sips down to form the Trishuli river. Gosaikunda, also known as frozen lake, is situated at an elevation of 4,380 meter in Rasuwa district of Nepal. There are other nine famous lakes such as Saraswati, Bhairav, Surya and Ganesh Kunda in periphery of Gosaikunda.

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Day 1:

Arrival

You’ll fly into Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan airport. Our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel by private bus.Before we head out for dinner, your trip leader, will meet you for a briefing and answer any questions.

Dinner in a restaurant in the Thamel district.

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Day 2: Sightseeing

Sightseeing

The day is free to explore Kathmandu, take excursions into the Kathmandu valley, shop, visit the spa, have a massage or just read a book.

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Day 3:

Drive to Syabrubesi

Will will start our early bus journey to Syabrubesi; the starting point of the trek. Behind Trisuli Bazaar the road is tricky because of the grubby road. During the travel you will pass through many small villages on the way will be fascinating you with snippets.We’ll stop for a local lunch in Trishuli Bazaar, after which the drive ascends on spectacular, switch-backing roads into the mountains heading towards Dhunche. Once in Dhunche we have a quick descent down to Sybrubesi where stop for the evening.

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Day 4:

Trek to Lama Hotel

Our first day of trek crossing through the suspension bridge and heading precipitously along a stream, is a beautiful hike through Nepal’s lush, forested middle hills, filled with Langur monkeys, fruit trees, local water mills, buffaloes, cows, goats and traditional Tamang villages. And the River follow is Langtang River. Will be stopping for a cup of tea at local tea houses as we trek. 

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Day 5:

Trek to Langtang

After having breakfast in a chilly morning, we set off to trek passing through the dense forest as we climb steadily up through Langtang Valley. We’ll be Crossing a bridge and heads up with a winding path, as the views gorwn increasingly spectacular as we ascend. As we trek we pass vestiges of Tibetan Buddhist Religion, nested in rhododendron and evergreen forests, Langtang village is the largest village in this part of Rasuwa, with many lodge, local houses, a school and a monastery.

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Day 6:

Trek to Kyanjin Gompa

As we pass Langtang village, you’ll be seeing Tamangs Yaks grazing. Continuing along the trail we trek by Nepal’s largest Mani wall, ancient stones with Buddhist inscriptions carved to the gods. Kanjin Gompa, backed by high Himalayan peaks and very close to the border of Tibet. Due to short trek, allowing time to acclimatise and explore the surrounding. This place is famous for cheese and curd.

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Day 7:

Explore Kanjin Gompa

There are many great day hikes out of Kyanjin Gompa, all with wonderful views of the tumbling icefalls, chances to look for the indigenous birds and wildlife such as the Himalaya thar. Kyanjin Ri (4,800m/15,748ft) and Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) are the good viewpoints in the area that you can climb. After the breakfast visit Tserko Ri (5000m) for spectacular view of the langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and the foot of the huge lirung Glacier.

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Day 8:

Trek to Lama Hotel

All the way downhill, you’ll will see fantastic views of towering mountain what you have missed on the way up, with more hills than you remember.

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Day 9:

Trek to Thulo Syabru

First trail decent to river, cross the river and ascend to Thulo Syabru. You will see the fascinating view of Langtang Himal and more. On the way of your trek you will pass through pine and Junieerps forests.

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Day 10:

Trek to Shin gomba

You take the broad trail climbing up to Dimsa village and the trial continues less steeply, through rhododendron, hemlock and Oak forests to Shin gomba. On the way of your trek you will see fantastic views of Langtang Himala and langtang valley. Shin gomba is another popular place for Cheese.

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Day 11:

Trek to Gosainkunda

The trail ascends smoothly through rhododendron covered point to the top of the rim and through a forested area. The area in-between Shin gomba and Laurebina Yak is a sanctuary for the red panda, an endangered species that the Nepalese call cat bear. You return to the ridge path and climb a wider route through alpine country to arrive at a Gosainkunda.

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Day 12:

Trek to Gopte

Today is a bit challenge day; the trail is climb, rough and crosses moraines. Passing three more small lakes, the trail ascend and cross Laurebina La (4,609m/15,121ft) after the pass, the path down to phedi and you continue walk up and down through out crossing a rocky hill with pine, rhododendron trees.

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Day 13:

Trek to Malemchigaon

You’ll be sliding down through a forested area and climb through a dry river-bed to arrive at a Kharka that is surrounded by rhododendron forest. You climb through the forest to arrive at the village of Thare Pati. Climbing the ridge directly above the village gives you a marvelous view of the Jugal area.

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Day 14:

Trek to Tarke Gyang

The day you enter a cultural destination it call Helambu Region, walk up to Tarke Gyang where you can enjoy with Sherpa culture with traditional village and monasteries. The stone houses are close together with narrow alleyways separating them.

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Day 14:

Trek to Sermathang

You will cross small forest with the view of beautiful village of Helembu region. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the pretty Sharpa village of Gangyul. The people of this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Bhutan.

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Day 15:

Trek to  Melamchi Puul Bazaar – Drive back to Kathmandu

A short Trek to Melamchi Puul Bazaar and drive back to kathmandu.

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Day 16:

Departure

Airport drop off.

Price Includes:

 Accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan.

 All meals as specified for trek

 Arrival pick up & departure.

 All internal local transport as per the itinerary.

 Internal flights as per itinerary.

 All trekking arrangements including trekking permits, National Park entrance fees.

 Accommodation in twin sharing local lodges or best available places for accommodation.

 Trekking guide & porter (salary, insurance, food, accommodation & other allowances).

 Basic first aid kit is carried by your leader.

 Farewell dinner after the trip

Price Excludes:

Kathmandu food lunch & dinner,
Airport taxes, car, taxi or van.
Transfers for Land Only packages and group tours if you choose to make your own flight arrangements.
Personal expenditure,
all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, mineral water, snacks, desserts.
We recommend you bring water purifier & neutralizer tablets to reduce your cost of traveling & to help you be a more environmentally friendly traveler etc.
Porter, Guide & other tips.
Personal clothing & equipment.
Travel insurance.
Optional trips. Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond Drift Nepal control.
Anything else not specified in the ‘included costs’ section above

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