North of Kathmandu valley lie Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung. Nestled at the foot of these Himalayan ranges is a beautiful, scheduled valley filled with nature’s bountry the Langtang National Park. Here the rare Red Pandas lurk in dense lichen draped rhododendron thickets, hears of blue sheep graze the alpine meadows and glaciated valleys amidst a scenery of lofty Himalayan peaks.
This magnificent trek combines the beauty of mountain sceneries and the pleasure of meeting the tamang and sherpas peoples, whose kindness and hospitality is well renowned. This itinerary through pine, oak and rhododendron forests is less frequented than others and will appeal to mountain lovers who want to get off the beaten track.
Name: Langtang Goshaikunda Trek
Grade: Medium to Hard
Trek Start: Shyabrubenshi
Trek End: Dhunche
Actual Day Of treks: 11 days
Scheduled duration: 16 Days
Best Seasons: Sept-Dec,Feb -Jun
Type: Tea House (Camping on request)
Walking hour: 4-5 hourse a day
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing(kathmandu durbar square,pashupatinath, swayambhunath, boudhanath).
Day 03: Drive to Shyabrubenshi(1460m).
Day 04: Trek from Shyabrubeshi to Lama Hotel.
Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang village(3430m)
Having lunch at Lama Hotel, trek to langtanf village via Ghore Tabela(3000m) which takes around 6hrs. we would find some grazing grounds of yak on the way. the local people bring their livestock for grazing in the high pastures during the summer months. We find a monastery before we reach langtang village. we pay our short visit to the monaxtery and arrive at our destination.
Day 06: Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa(3870m)
It is time to turn for trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin. it takes around 3hrs to reach there. our trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens further and the views become more extensive.Kyangjin Gompa is reached after crossing several small streams and moraines. we would visit the cheese factory at Kyangjin Gompa. we would enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje Lara(6990m), Lantang Ri(6370m), Langtang Lirung(7245m) and more.
Day 07: Kyangjin Gompa
We would acclimatize at Kyangjin Gompa and go for excursion to utilize our time. we would visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ise falls and tumbling glaciers of Langtang lirung or ascend Kyangjing Ri(4350m)
Day 08: Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel(2470)
Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel. from kyangjin, we retrace our route following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. Having lunch at Ghora Tabela, we trek steep descent to Lama Hotel.
Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2260m)
The begining of the trek is gently descending till Pairo and then goes steep up to ThuloSyabru. en route, could see red pandas, monkey and various species of birds.
Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3330m)
Our trail from Thulo Syabru goes to Foprang Danda (3200m) passing through Dursagang (2660m). we would be lucky enough to view Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Mountain and forests of Oak, Hemlock and Firs. after a while, we reach Sing Gompa. we would find a well-managed local cheese factory and a buddhist monstery at Sing Gompa too.
Day 11: Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4460m)
We would follow a rugged trail with dramatic views of Himal chuli (7893m), Manaslu (8156m) and Ganesh Himal (7406m). On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up gently behind. to the north, we would see Langtang Lirung. At Gosaikunda, we would see a dozen of lakes. Among them, the major three are Saraswatikund,Bhairabkund and Gosaikund, According to a legend, Gosaikund was created by Shiva wehn he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed poison.
Day 12: Gosaikunda to Sing Gompa (3250m)
our trail descends all the way to Sing Gompa pssing Lauribanayak. we would have magnificent mountain views along the trail. we would walk through the jungles while going to Sing Gompa.
Day 13: Sing Gompa to Dhunche(1950m)
The first part of the trail descends through pine, silver oak and rhododendron forests with marijuana plants up to suspension bridge over the Sing Gompa stream. from this point, our path goes even through some human settlements and reaches DHunche, the headquaters of Rasuwa district.
Day 14: Dhunche to Kathmandu (2175m)
From dhunche back to kathmandu by drive. it is intersting to penetrate into the rural settelments on th way back to kathmandu. upon arrival in kathmandu, move to Nagarkot to see beautiful sunset view.