LANGTANG & GOSAIKUNDA TREK
Langtang & Gosainkunda Trek.
Langtang Region is a marvelous attraction for tourists. One can set out this trek; drive out from Kathmandu to Dhunche either by local or reserved bus. Approximately 6 to 7 hours drive.
The Langtang Goshaikund trek is one of the popular and most beautiful trekking in Nepal. “Kund” refers to a lake in the Nepali language. There are 108 lakes in this area and Goshaikund is the famous and most important religious places of pilgrimage, which is situated at an altitude of about 4380m. Surrounded by high mountains on the north and east, this lake is grand and picturesque. The lake remains frozen for six months in winter October to June. There are other nine famous lakes such as Saraswati, Bhairav, Sourya and Ganesh Kunda. Every year during Janai Purnima in August, thousands of Hindu pilgrims come here to lake holy bathe in the lake.
The lake is believed to have formed from the digging of the land by the Trishul (holy three-pointed sword) of lord Shiva after he drank the poison from Samudramanthan and desperately wanted cold water to quench the overwhelming heat of the poison. The large rock in the centre of the lake is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine and it is also claimed that channel carries water from the lake directly to the tank at the Kumbheshwar Temple in Patan, 60 km to the south.
Max. Altitude: 4380 m.
Trip Duration: 16 days
Trek Grade: Moderate Plus
Accommodation: Teahouse (Lodge to Lodge)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
Transportation: Car / Van / Plane
Best Time: Feb, March, April, May, Oct, Nov, Dec.
Per day Hiking: 5 to 7 hours
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu transfer to Hotel.
Day 2 Free day in Kathmandu prepare for the trek.
Day 3 Kathmandu to Syabru Beshi, Drive till trekking starting point.
Day 4 Syabru Beshi to Lama Hotel
Day 5 Lama Hotel to Langtang village.
Day 6 Langtang village to Kyanjing Gompa.
Day 7 Rest day at Kyanjing Gompa: Explore around the glacier and Himalayan Yak pasture.
Day 8 Kynanjing Gompa to Lama Hotel.
Day 9 Lama Hotel to Big Syabru,
Day 10 Big Syabru to Sing Gompa.
Day 11 Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda Lake.
Day 12 Gosainkunda to Sing Gompa.
Day 13 Sing Gompa to Dhunche
Day 14 Dhunche drive back to Kathmandu
Day 15 Freeway in Kathmandu.
Day 16 Departure
Arrival and Departure transfer as per itinerary.
4 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast (2 nights before the trip and 1 night after).
Private jeep Kathmandu to Syabru Beshi and Dhunche to Kathmandu.
All three-time meals and tea house accommodation while on trekking.
Langtang National Park entry free.
An Experienced trekking Guide and necessary porters for the trekking part.
All staff wages.
Insurance of the trekking and staffs.
SKA T-Shirt and (Duffel bag for use).
Farewell Dinner with cultural show
Nepal visa fee.
Lunch & Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
Extra nights hotel in Kathmandu.
Personal equipment (your personal clothing.).
Medical insurance (high altitude coverage and emergency evacuation) and Travel insurance.
All kind of bottle beverages & telephone calls and internet usage.
Emergency rescue evacuation if needed.
Kathmandu Heritage site entrance fee during Sightseeing.
Tips to the staffs.
I am writing to thank you and the team at the team at SKA for the wonderful time my son and I had on our recent Langtang trek and visit to Chitwan National Park.
I can’t speak highly enough of the performance of all the SKA team : Biru (driver) , Naren (porter) and Pasang (guide). Their hard work, experience and good nature ensured the trek went very smoothly.
I would also like to thank you for accompanying us in Kathmandu and Chitwan national park.
Raph and I had a great time and are looking forward to returning to Nepal to undertake another trek with SKA.
Regards and best wishes,
"I had the good fortune of having Tsering Sherpa as my guide on a one week trek to Gosainkundh through Sherpa Khumbiyila Adventures. It was a fantastic experience. Tsering is one of the most generous and kind people you could meet. He has a passion and enthusiasm for the mountains that is very infectious and he is very knowledgeable about the region and the culture. Everything was well organised, and the itinerary carefully planned - we had comfortable days that weren’t too long and we arrived at our destinations in good time, something that does not always happen on treks unless you have an experienced guide. I have an awesome memory of staying at a tiny teahouse in Lorebena, where we spent the evening singing and dancing with the guesthouse owners. It is one of the fondest memories I have of Nepal."