Langtang Valley And Gosaikund Pass
This is a holy trek that mixes in with adventure and takes you to the holy lakes of Gosainkund….the hike also extends to high passes with majestic mountains in view. This is a perfect holiday for the holy that see the gods in the beauty of nature.
We board a bus to Syabrubesi; the starting point of your trek. This is a vibrant village on the banks of the Bhote Kosi River. The trail gains altitude as you make your way along the Langtang Khola, first through forests of oak and rhododendron and then bamboo forests on the higher reaches of the trail. Traveling through Langtang (3,430m/11,253ft), you will reach the Langtang valley and the friendly Sherpa village of Kyanjing Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft). In Kyanjing Gompa you will get insights into the spiritual lifestyle of dedicated Buddhist monks who perform their rituals in a beautiful Monastery that dates back to roughly 1300 A.D. Early in the morning you will ascend Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) for tremendous view of the Langtang Lirung (7,200m/23,622ft) range. A short hike will also be taken to a magnificent glacial moraine (4,300m/14,107ft), which can be climbed depending on the time factor and offers more spectacular views of Langtang Lirung and the foot of one of its major glaciers. We will also visit a traditional cheese factory, where the produce is manufactured by hand; this factory is operated by the government.
We track back for three days before a journey to the sacred lakes of Gosainkund, a major pilgrimage sight for both Hindus and Buddhists. We cross the Laurebina pass (4600m) and drop into the lush Helambu region and get first hand experiences of different cultural lifestyles. We eventually finish the trek and head back for an hours drive to Kathmandu. This is a very rewarding trek in an area very less used.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu
Day 02: A sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu / Syabrubesi (1460 m) by local bus.
Day 04: Trek Syabrubesi / Lama Hotel (2410 m.)
Day 05: Lama Hotel / Langtang village (3330 m.)
Day 06: Langtang / Kyanjing Gompa (3730 m.)
Day 07: Day hiking and back to Kyanjing Gompa
Day 08: Kyanjing / Lama Hotel
Day 09: Lama hotel / Thulo Syabru (2130 m).
Day 10: Thulo Syabru / Shing Gompa (3330 m)
Day 11: Shing Gompo / Gosainkund (4380 m)
Day 12: Gosainkund / Gophte (3430 m)
Day 13: Gophte to Melamchi Goan via Thare Pati Pass (3490 m.)
Day 14: Melamchi Goan / Tarkeghyang (2743 m)
Day 15: Tarkeghyang / Shermathang (2621 m)
Day 16: Shermathang/ Melamchi Pul (bazaar) (846m)
Day 17: Drive from Melamchi Bazar to Kathmandu
- Trip Code: ATT-LVG-18
- Trip Grade:
- Total Duration: 16 Nights / 17 Days
- Trek Days: 12 Nights / 13 Days
- Best Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer
- Accommodation: Tea house lodge or camping as an option
- Transportation: A private car/or tourist coach depending on the number of people
- Highest Altitude: 4600m
- Group Size: Min 2+
- Start From: Kathmandu
- Ends In: Kathmandu