Lanatang Gosaikunda trek is located on the North part of Nepal which will takes 7 hrs by drive to arrive in Sabrubensi from where we start exciting hiking. Trekkers should obtains Tims Card and Langtang National Park permits to trek such a unique destination. If you are looking for a tea houses trek away from crowds like Annapurna and Everest regions then Langtang region is excellent choice. The measure areas are the Langtang valley, the sacred alpine lakes of Gosaikunda and the rolling Sherpa farmland of Helambu and it can be combined in many different ways to make a trek minimum 7 days to 16 days. In beginning we will have lush vegetation then after couple of days tree lines will stop and offer such a panoramic view of snow caved mountains, glacier etc. Once you will get Kyanjing gumpa then you will have great opportunities to explore monastery, cheese factory and 360 degree only amazing mountains scenery around of us.
The Gosaikunda trek climbs more steeply through farmland and above the tree line up an alpine ridge that offers a huge Himalaya range such as Langtang himal, Langtang Lirung once more, Ganesh Himal, Tibet border himal, Manaslu 8163m which is one of the eighth highest peak in the world, Annapurna range etc. The trail leads to Gosaikunda which will offer graceful sacred lakes such as Saraswoti Kunda, Bhairab Kunda, Gosaikunda, Surya Kunda etc. This is known as temporary living place of Hindu’s biggest god Shiva. That is why lots of Hindu pilgrims also love to visit Gosaikunda at least once in Janai Purnima. Janai Purnima is one of the holy festival of Hindu people which helds in August.
From Gosaikunda the trek will continues over the Lauribina La 4610 m (La means pass) and arrives at Thadepati. Thadepati is well known as a amazing view point and situated at the top of the ridge. This is one of the most beautiful spot to spend overnight and explore stunning panoramic Himalaya scenery with beautiful sun rise in the morning. It is also intersection of Helambu region and Chisapani, kathmandu route. Trekkers can choose any of the option and continue towards to Kathmandu. Since Helambu region has spoiled by bumpy road Nepal Trekking Experts recommend you scenic trail via Kutumsang, Chisapani then end up in Sundarijal which offers satisfying sense of journey. If you have further queries please feel free contact us.
Tibetan community, culture, hospitality, flora fauna, exploring 360 degree Himalaya range just around of you, Kyanjing Ri, Tsergo Ri, cheese factory, holy lake Gosaikunda, Gosaikunda La(4610m)
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
Day 02: Final trekking preparation, guide meeting, join welcome dinner and enjoy with cultural show
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m,145 km, 7 hrs)
Day 04: Sabrubensi to Lama Hotel (2,380m, 6 hrs)
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village (3,430m, 6 hrs)
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,830m, 3 hrs.)
Day 07: Explore Tserko Ri (4984m, 7-8 hrs)
Day 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel (2470m, 5-6 hrs)
Day 09: Trek to Thulo Syabru (2230m, 5-6 hrs)
Day 10: Trek to Shin gompa. (3300m, 5 hrs)
Day 11: Trek to Gosainkunda (4380m, 5-6 hrs)
Day 12: Trek to Ghopte (3530m, 7 hrs)
Day 13: Trek to Maghingoth (3390m, 6 hrs)
Day 14: Trek to Maghingoth to Kutumsang (2470m, 5 hrs)
Day 15: Trek Kutumsang to Chisapani (2215m, 7 hrs)
Day 16: Trek Chisapani to Sundarijal then drive 1 hrs to Kathmandu.
Day 17: Join another program or Transfer to international airport.
Note:- Above itinerary is just a guideline. If you are not satisfied please feel free customize your own.
Greet and welcome at airport then transfer to the Hotel in Kathmandu.
Free day for trekking preparation and enjoy in cultural diversity Kathmandu.
Drive Kathmandu to Sabrubensi by public bus(1503m, 7hrs). It is situated at the bank of Bhote Koshi river which starts from border of Nepal and Tibet.
After breakfast the real excitement will start. The trek will leads from Sabrubensi to Lama Hotel through bank of Langtang Khola(river) which will takes more or less 6hrs.The trail will offers dense of amazing lush jungle, different kinds of Monkeys, Birds, Bee Hives then finally arrives at Lama Hotel.
The trek continues through gradual ascending and reaches at Ghodetabela. During our trek we encounter stunning view of Langtang Himal, Langtang Lirung, amazing forest of Pine, Rhododendron, Oaks trees, water driven prayer wheel, prayer flags, Mani wall etc. Langtang is the same village which was badly hitted by earthquake in 2015.
Today is one of the shortest and most beautiful day of the trek. The landscape will change magically, tree line will stops and invites us brown hill and towering snow caved Himalayas surroundings. Once we take lunch then if you have interest and energy, we can hike to Kyanjin Ri (4773m) to explore breath taking Himalaya vistas, Langtang Lirung Glacier, Sun set etc. then back to hotel for overnight. Also exploring Cheese factory and Monastery in Kyanjing will adds extra value in the trip.
Cherko Ri is the best view point of the region. Hiking Cherko Ri 4984m might be physically challenge but very worth doing it. It might be your highest point so far and trekkers feel pride standing here and observing stunning white mountain surroundings. This unique spot offers you 360 degree scenic Himalaya vistas as a mirror in front of you which might let you feel the best place in the planet you ever been. After taking loads of photos and experience, we will back to Kyanjing for overnight.
Same way back to Lama Hotel which might be flash back of way up couple of days ago.
After descending 3 hrs we arrives at Pairo(landslide) where the trail leads to Gosaikunda and starts steep ascending up to Thulo Sabru. The village is situated at the ridge which offer beautiful view of Ganesh Himal, lush forest, Tamang village and graceful landscape surroundings.
The trail ascends steep towards to the hill and invite amazing massive jungle then arrives at Foprang Danda from where the trail ascends gradually to Shin Gompa which is also known as great view point. Shin Gompa is known as Chandanbari as well. It has beautiful cheese factory and Monastery.
After breakfast the trail leads through amazing massive jungle and get to Cholangpati then from where a steep part leads to Lauribinak which is also known as incredible panoramic view point of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Manaslu 8163m, Annapurna, Tibet border himal and countless unnamed peaks around. Then the trail continues to most popular Hindu sacred Lake Gosaikunda. This is another big day in term of exploring beautiful sacred lakes such as Gosaikunda, Bhairabkund, Saraswotikunda, Suryakunda etc. and temporary living place of Hindu’s biggest god Shiva.
This is another important day of the trip. Early morning we take a breakfast then head to the Laurebina pass (4610m) from where views of Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang Lirung form a spectacular chain. Also we will pass some naturally beauty lakes on the way to the top. After a steep descend from the pass, we reach Phedi where we might have lunch. Then continue to Ghopte for overnight.
From Ghopte, we take a pleasant walk through small streams. The wavy trail through rolling hills passes pine and rhododendron forests and leads to Thadepati which is situated on the ridge of a scenic hill. Then we descend through dense of forest to Maghingoth.
We will have another amazing jungle walk all the way descend to Kutumsang.
Today’s walk through the rolling hills begins ascending to a ridge, then down to Gul Bhanjyang, climbs to Thodang and descends to Chipling where we rest and take our lunch. Again we descend to Thankune Bhanjyang and take an easy walk to Pati Bhanjyang. A final steep ascends from here takes us to Chisapani.
The last day of pleasant hike ascend 1 hrs through immense of forest then mostly descends via the Shivapuri National Park, we will walk mostly shaded way into the peace and green forests and small valleys called Mulkharka. From Mulkharka we will have great views of Kathmandu valley and descend further to Sundarijal. This marks the end of the trek. Then an hour drive takes us back to Kathmandu.
Join with next program or farewell.
We decided to go with Nepal Trekking Experts based on our previous experience of doing Annapurna in 2017. This time we were a larger group (14 trekkers) and hence required much more coordination. Rajesh managed the email and WhatsApp communication promptly. Our trek was 15 to 23rd April, and the leaders were Rabin Neupane and Thakur Neupane. Both of them are very professional and jovial people. They guided our group very well, and ensured that even the slower people were encouraged and accompanied till the end of each day. The trek route was beautiful, with rhododendron forests and views of great mountains. The climb to Kyanjin Ri was challenging but worth the effort. Overall we had a great time, and would like do more treks with them.
Raj did a great job of taking us through the trek. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and just a great guide. When one of our group members got severe pain, he handled the situation very well, outlining the conditions for flying her back to Kathmandu. He did a good job of calling the agency, and arranging the helicopter. I always feel first aid on site can always be improved in the treks I've been on in the region, so just make sure that the guide service is well equipped. Overall, we were are very happy with Raj, and wish him the best of luck in his new business endevours.
I went on the Langtang and Ghorepani treks with Raj and he is honestly the best trekking guide in all of Nepal, and probably even in the world. Excellent service, understanding, encouraging and down to earth. Basically he has every quality you'd want a person to have who is guiding you through tough terrain and caring for your wellbeing. We did the Langtang trek in the winter, just the two of us, and it was very difficult for me (off season trek in seriously difficult conditions) but Raj was so supportive and I always trusted him. There are many trekking companies in Nepal that overcharge and scam foreigners, and you'd never know you were scammed. Raj is trustworthy and fair, always offers the best prices for the best service. Don't go to anyone else.