Langtang Gosainkunda trek is a beautiful and one of the best trekking destinations in the Langtang region. This trek passes through the lush forests, picturesque villages and astounding mountains throughout the journey.
Trek to Langtang Gosainkunda has the highest point of 4620 meters and this trek can be done separately but the combination makes it more thrilling and exciting. It is one of the least explored trekking trails in Nepal, this land which is untouched by the current modernization makes this trek more memorable.
As you move forward in Langtang Gosaikunda trek, you will understand more of the nature and lifestyle of this region. The sub-tropical land of Langtang gives you the presence of god and offers surreal natural beauty.
This trek to Langtang Gosainkunda brings calmness and freedom in your hectic lifestyle and routine. It offers you the majestic journey to the central Himalayan region of Nepal.
Gosainkunda is a great religious site for Hindu people. According to Hindu mythology, the origin of Gosainkunda is related to the Samundra Manthan carried by Lord Shiva.
The lake and water itself have religious significance and there is a festival during Janai Purnima and Gangadashahara. It is believed that Gosainkunda was created by Lord Shiva in order to cool his throat after he swallowed the poison.
The trekking route of Langtang Gosainkunda trek is quite challenging and adventurous in its own style. It includes trekking to long and high steeps passing through the deep forests, view of clear sky, and Orchid forests.
You will also have the view of glacier mountains and small settlements of Sherpa and Tamang people. Trekking through the off-beaten path of the Langtang region you will see various snow-capped mountains.
The local houses, gompas, monasteries, trekking trails, all will be fresh in your memories even after your return to native land. Every new destination adds something beautiful and spiritual inside you that purifies your soul, Langtang Gosainkunda trek is one of that journey.
This 12 days journey of Langtang Gosainkunda trek starts from Syabru Besi. You will start the journey from Kathmandu and trek from Syabru Besi. As trek starts from Syabru Besi you will move through places like Lama Hotel, Langtang, Kyanjin Gompa, and many more. The detailed itinerary is presented below. Langtang Gosainkunda trek will be your best trekking experience in Nepal.
Highlights of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
- Visit the beautiful lake of
- Observe the Tibetan culture and
- You will see mesmerizing glaciers, monasteries, etc.
- Visit the typical Tamang village and houses.
- Beautiful view of sunrise and sunset.
- Explore Kyanjin Gompa, and various other stupas, Chortens showing Tibetan influence.
- Panoramic view of mountains like Langtang Lirung 7274m, Yala Peak, Dorje Lakpa 6966, and a few more.
- It is a moderate trek with perfect views of landscapes and mountains.
- Going through Langtang National Park, you may see a few wild animals too.
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The journey of the Langtang Gosaikunda trek starts from today. After having proper breakfast in Kathmandu, you will head towards the north that is Syabrubesi. The road condition is not so good because parts of the road are not pitched.
You have to travel through the rough and bumpy roads. If you are traveling in the monsoon season the conditions get worse than ever. You will travel through the Trisuli River on one side and hilly settlements on the other side.
As you move forward from Trisuli Bazar, you will see dams and hydroelectric projects that have been here for many years. Once you reach Syabrubesi, you will stay here for tonight.
You will start your trek after breakfast, the trail proceeds and you pass through the village and you cross a suspension bridge. Then the trail ascends through the woods upstream of Langtang Khola until it reaches Pairo which takes about 3 hours.
Here is a lunch break. Your trek continues through the deep woods before Bamboo after lunch, and it takes about one and a half hours.
Today you will take a short warm-up walk and see the sunrise from a hill before you continue the trek. It has never been better to start your day as you make your way through the blooming rhododendron forest to Gunachock.
Today the view is open, and you can get a fascinating view of Langtang Lirung, Naya Kang, and several other sub-ranges. Following the path, you will visit the settlements of Thomna, Ghortabela, and Thyangsyap. This is where Tamang culture shows itself, and here you can take brief sops.
The Langtang Valley comes into sight in the late afternoon, and the village is picturesque and breathtaking from a distance. Overnight at a lodge in the village of Langtang.
Today's trek is shorter than other Langtang Gosaikunda Trek days. And today, you will have enough time to enjoy the stunning view of the surrounding area during this trek.
You will enjoy the short tour of the village in the morning. Kyanjin village is one of the Langtang region's culturally rich and important settlements.
You should relax and take a short tour of the village for the rest of the day. You should visit the nearby cheese factory in the evening, and try some of the delicacies. Overnight in the Village of Kyanjing.
Today you will go hiking and an excursion to Tsergo-Ri, 4985 m south. You will head out after breakfast in the morning. Next, you walk about 30 minutes on a level path and then you cross a small lake.
The trail starts steeply climbing over the panoramic snow-capped mountains that take about three and a half hours to enter.
The views of Langtang Lirung, Nayakhang, Gangchembu, Ganja-La range, Yala hill, Langshisha Ri and other snowy peaks are superb. If you want to discover further and spend a long time at the top, you would better take your lodge packed lunch. You walk back to the lodge after enjoying it, which takes about 2 and a half hours. Hang in the Lodge overnight.
The path descends through the yak pasture land until it reaches Langtang which takes around 2 hours to walk. After you cross the bridge of the suspension, you will climb down to Thangshyap. It takes about 1 hour to complete.
Once again you follow the trail through the woods until you reach Ghodatabela which takes around 1 hour. After having lunch at this place, the trail continues to descend till Lama Hotel after lunch. You will stay here at night.
Today's route is the same as the halfway point for Pahiro's earlier hiking days. You will then take the next path today to the village of ThuloSyabru. Passing through the village of Bamboo we can see the SyabruBesi splitting from the path at Pahiro.
You will slowly do some uphill walk up to ThuloSyabru village for the last couple of hours. ThuloSyabru is a lovely, and comparatively more important, Langtang area Tamang settlement.
Head over to a village tour and try some local cuisine here at night. Overnight stays at a ThuloSyabru hotel.
The path is steep uphill before entering Phoprang Danda at a height of 3190 meters. The site has the best sunset view over Ganesh Himal and after a lunch break, you will continue to travel.
It passes through pleasurable uphill and blue pine forests via the office of government farming. Singh Gompa is also known as Bari Chandan. You will go there to visit a yak cheese factory. Stay in the Lodge overnight.
This journey takes about five hours and a half. The first part of the trails appears climbing slowly up to Lauribinayak and Lauribinayak's top gives you an exotic look. Then the paths climb steeply all the way to Gosaikunda.
You follow a rough path with spectacular views; to the west of Manaslu (8156 mm), Ganesh Himal (7406 m), Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung. Also, the Annapurna range can be seen rising behind on a clear day and Langtang Lirung is toward the north across the valley.
You pass a few huts in Laurebinayak's high field, cross a tiny ridge and get your first glimpse of the holy lakes. In the Gosainkunda Basin, there are around a dozen reservoirs, with Saraswati Kunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda being the principal three.
The tenth day of Langtang Gosaikunda trek allows you to explore more of the Gosaikunda Lake. Gosainkunda has three primary lakes, namely Bhairab Kunda, Saraswati Kunda and Gosainkunda itself.
According to popular belief, Shiva created Gosaikunda when he pierced a glacier with his trident to get water to quench his thirst after swallowing a poison that threatened to destroy the planet.
You can also walk to Surya Peak (5145 m), a beautiful summit of the Langtang region. Sitting just above Gosaikunda lakes, the peak is most often climbed as part of a visit to high sacred lakes. After spending some time here, you will head towards Chandanbari.
After having a delicious breakfast, you move forward from Chandanbari to Dhunche. While starting the journey of Langtang Gosaikunda trek, you started from the Langtang side, now you will end through the Gosainkunda part.
It is a downward journey from Chandanbari, you may see a few waterfalls in this journey. Trek from Chandanbari to Dhunche might take you 2 hours.
After having breakfast, you can either take a local bus or jeep for the ride to Kathmandu. As you drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu, you will see bizarre landscapes, roaring waterfalls, human settlements at the top of the hill and also at the bottom of the hill.
You will be traveling through Langtang National Park, so keep your eyes open and you might see some wild animals. Today is the last day for your Langtang Gosaikunda trek. This ride will take approximately 5 hours.