Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
The Langtang Himal and the Jugal Himal are renowned for their picturesque and distinctive peaks. The valley between them is one of the world’s most beautiful.
This narrow valley lies just north of Kathmandu and was designated Nepal’s first National park in 1971. Trekking here offers the opportunity to explore Tamang villages, to climb small peaks and to see glaciers at a comfortably low elevation. Much of the route is through semi-tropical forests where moss covers the ground and lush fern and orchids cling to tree trunks. During the full moon in August, the sacred lake of Gosainkund is the goal of thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims.
Some people have the idea that trekking is all sweat and hard work with no fun. This is far from the truth. Days are designed to be challenging, but not exhausting. When you choose the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, days begin with breakfast at the tea house you stay. You will need to pack up your duffle bags before breakfast, as porters will set off early. To cover the magnificent sun rays that strike on the mountains, you will be on the trail by around 8 am. A lunch stop for a leisurely lunch will be around noon. Lunch usually takes about 2 hours, allowing plenty of time to explore the village or relax. The afternoon walk is shorter and you usually arrive around 4pm leaving time for excursions to nearby sites, nunneries, exploration of the village or simply relaxing with a book and catching up on your diary. Dinner is generally around 7pm.
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to SyabruBensi (1420m, 7hrs)
Day 02: Trek to Lama Hotel (2380m, 5hrs)
Day 03: Trek to Langtang village (3500m, 5hrs)
Day 04: Trek to KyanjingGompa (3700m, 3hrs)
Day 05: Trek back to Lama Hotel
Day 06: Trek to Sybru Village (2087m, 5hrs)
Day 07: Trek to Sing Gompa (3254m, 5hrs)
Day 08: Trek to Lauirbina Yak (3920m, 3hrs)
Day 09: Trek to Gosaikund (4400m, 3hrs)
Day 10: Trek to Gopte (3440m, 5hrs)
Day 11: Trek to Kutumsang (2470m, 5hrs)
Day 12: Trek to Chisopani (2194m,5hrs )
Day 13: Trek down to Sundarijal (1300m)-Drive back to Kathmandu
Please note that the above trekking times and distances are approximate.
Cloud and turbulent weather are regular phenomena along the Himalayan range. It is therefore possible that domestic flights from Kathmandu to/from Lukla may have to be delayed for a few hours or even cancelled for a day or more.
Fortunately this does not happen very often during the high seasons of March to May or September to November, but you need to plan for this possibility.
As a safeguard, we recommend that you add on a couple of extra days after your trek, before you fly from Kathmandu to your onward destination.