LANGTANG VALLEY WITH GOSAIKUNDA TREK
Langtang’s expansive high pastureland provide summer habitat for numerous ungulate species such as musk dear and Himalayan trek. The park is also well known for its populations of red pandas, Himalayan black bear, Snow Leopard, wild dog, ghoral, serow and more than 250 species of birds. Langtang Valley is a Himalayan valley in the mountains of the north- central Nepal known for its trekking routes and natural environment. Langtang Valley lies within the Langtang national park. The park contains a wide variety of climatic zones, from subtropical to alpine. Approximately 25% of the park is forested. Trees include the deciduous oak and maple evergreen like pine, and various types of rhododendron.
Similarly the holy glacial lake of gosaikunda is designed for those who want to feel alpine zone and experience Himalayan and classic mountain treks. Gosainkunda Lake (4380m) has great religious significance which is well-known as a pilgrimage site for hindus who flock to the site in august during janaipurnima. The hindus believe that all the hindu deities descend to the lake in janaipurnima, and therefore, taking a holy dip in the lake is their chance to get closer to divinity.
Are you looking for divine trekking journey embedded with divinity magnificence and high-altitude lakes? Then Langtang Valley Gosainkunda Trek is one such trekking trail in Nepal that has it all. The trek is a remarkable walk that takes you to the magnificent calm lakes amid snow-clad mountains that seem divinely glorious. The Langtang Gosaikunda is a lovely walk that also entails exploring Langtang National Park and several ethnic settlements. Beauty never seems to cease in this journey.
Cultures and Religions
Among themselves, the local inhabitants of the Langtang Valley refer to each other as ‘langtangpa’. They generally follow Tibetan Buddhism, and speak a Tibetan language that is closely related to the Tibetan spoken Kyirong, southern Tibet. As you take a walk around you will see many mani stones, stupas, gumbas, and prayer wheels.
It is respectful to pass these objects with your right side nearest to the object, in a clockwise direction. Avoid sitting and standing on mani stones, stupas, tables used for worship, or anything that is a religious symbol, as that is considered disrespectful.
Climate and Best time to visit
The average daytime temperature at lower villages in Langtang Valley Trek ranges from 10°C TO 20°C but nights and temperatures at higher places become unpredictable.
The spring and the autumn season is the best season for the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek in terms of weather and convenience. The monsoon/ summer offer you incredible mountain scenes, but trails are slippery, and often time’s landslide blocks the trekking path.
However, spring and falls are the most favorable season for all trekking regions of Nepal. Similarly, the days are also sunny, the heat is abundant, and the evenings are quite chilly. Above all there is very chance of you falling in love with the blessed charm of the Langtang Valley Gosainkunda region. So this eventually means that every season is tailor- made for being on this particular trekking journey.
Even though the chances of anyone getting altitude sickness on the Langtang Trek are rare, you can get it if you are or have started from the sea level. Your body may have a difficult time adjusting to the higher altitudes. There is actually no fixture to getting altitude sickness. Anyone can get it. So, it is always better to take the necessary measures to avoid it.
If you get altitude sickness on your trek, please inform your guide and group members immediately. Your guide will provide you with immediate first aid. Do not try to ascend any further after that. Take a rest for a entire day. If the symptoms do not go away after proper rest and medication, you should go back down to lower altitudes. While ascending you may feel symptoms like nausea, headache, difficulty in breathing, increased heart rate, and uneasiness. And, if the symptoms persist for a longer duration then know that your body could not resist the altitude variation. If you feel these symptoms, please let your guide and your group know.
Guide and Porter
The Nepal Tourism Bord has implemented that, all the trekkers are required to obtain services of Licensed trekking guide and to obtain TIMS CARD through authorized trekking agencies registered with the government of Nepal. It helps to avoid theft, robbery and get off the track during the trip.
Furthermore, our guides are technically competent, experienced, active and well-trained. They always carry essential safety equipment, gear,and first aid kids. We assure that you are with a safe guide along with guide insurance.
Foods and Accommodations
The Langtang valley treks offers you a Nepalese Dal Bhat for lunch. This combination of boiled rice, lentil soup, mixed vegetable curry and pickle with an unlimited supply keeps you fueled all day. The other options include fried rice, pasta, pizza, and spaghetti, momo, and noodles. You can also have tea and coffee with some ginger honey lemon. Also, there are good options for alcohol, including local wine, beer, and rum. Similarly, there are some other local foods of Nepal that you will definitely loved to eat. You should have Thakali Khana and Momo, Dhindo and Gundruk, Sel roti, Yak cheese, and Nepalese curd are equally delicious. On a cold day, Tibetan noodles soup (Thukpa) and butter tea are also a must have.
The services up to Lama Hotel are quite good, but teahouses in Kyanging gompa is quite basic. The room has 2 to 3 small beds with clean mattresses, a pillow, and a blanket. The bathroom is available on sharing basis. Hot water is available for some additional charge. Most hotels now have geyser, otherwise, you will get a bucket of warm water.
Any trek in Nepal, including the Langtang valley with Gosaikunda trek, demands travel insurance. It is necessary for peace of mind and financial protection in the event of an unforeseen accident.
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Once you arrive at the Tribhuwan international airport in Kathmandu. You will be greeted by our office staff. He will be holding a placard of the “NEPAL HOLIDAY TREKS AND TOURS Pvt. Ltd.” with your name on it so that you can recognize him. He will help you 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 cozy and authentic Nepalese restaurant with folk culture program of Nepal while having your dinner.
The next early morning the Langtang Valley Gosaikunda treks starts from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi by bus. You will be driving towards north through to the pleasing foothills and gentle- slope landscape to Syabrubesi passing through Dhunche. While passing through the road at the bank of the 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 and Overnight in Guest House.
After spending the peaceful night at the picturesque Syabrubesi, we will start our journey through the carved terraced farm fields and villages. And then passing through the landslide area we will reach to bamboo. Afterwards, your trek ascends gently to Ramche through Bamboo which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. You can have lunch and take splash in the river for refreshment (if you like). 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 and overnight at the guest house.
This day starts with the quick breakfast. Immediately after that we follow the trek route towards Gumane Chowk, the horse stable. From here on the trip becomes gradual and scenic as you gaze the grazing yaks in the green. Langtang village is one of the very old and local villages along this trekking route and the view is more spectacular and overnight at guest house.
A day downs as usual but brings with a bit of ease with it. As we start with a shorter walk giving us enough time for acclimatization. This place is famous for cheese factory where you can enjoy the cheese products with the amazing view of the surroundings. This beautiful valley sits ideally on the lap of the Langtang Lirung and other around. Here you can explore the valley and also climbs a lot of small peaks and overnight at guest house.
The sixth day of your Langtang valley Gosainkunda trekking is meant for rest and exploration. You will be visiting the monastery and cheese factory walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Tsherko R1st (4350m) which is highest point of this trek, directly behind the village, for a breath taking Panorama of the Lantang peaks and overnight at guest huse.
After having our instant breakfast, we return towards Lama Hotel. We stay overnight at local guest house.
The trek to Thulo Syabru trail gently descends ti the landslides which then which 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 magnificient nature with splendid views of Ganesh Himal (7110m) Langtang Himal and its ranges and overnight at guest house.
The trail from Thulo Syabru to follows a step ascent path passing through the pine, fir, and rhododendron forests along with the view ofLangtang 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 and overnight at guest house.
This is an all important day of your trek as we follow the trail that takes us towards the holy Goasinkunda River. Then we will make a steep ascent all the way to the 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 a in the high pasture of Laurebinayak, cross a small ridge and have your first view of the holy lake of the Gosaikunda. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda basin the main there being Saraswatikunda, bhairab kunda, and gosaikunda. According to the Legend Gosainkunda was created by Lord 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. And 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 a lake and head straight towards the all important gosaikunda pass. The hindus believe that all the hindu deities descend to the lake in janaipurnama, and therefore, taking a holy dip in the lake is their chance to get closer to divinity. After having such at great day, we spend our night at guest house in gosainkunda.
The 12th day of ypur trek begins from where you had left the previous day. From the lake we head towards the Saraswatikunda, from here trail ascends through to a ridge. As we move 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. And 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 having breakfast you will be trekking down all the way to Dhunche through forests of oaks, firs, and rhododendrons. Dhunche is an ideal hub and a happening place of the Rasuwa District. And overnight at the tea house.
After having a breakfast early in the morning, your guide will take you to the nearest bus station for a day long stunning drive back to Kathmandu through the uneven paths that continues until you reach the hustling betrbati bazaar. And then till the end the roads becomes smoother and comfortable which makes your journey easier and exciting too.
fifteenth day you will arrive at Kathmandu. If you wants many more exciting
things after such a memorable trekking you can do some shopping and sightseeing
in Kathmandu valley. Here you can visit the holy place of lord Shiva
Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath, and so on. If you feel sleepy you can take
a beautiful sleep as your wish.
This is the last day 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 allure you to come back again!
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