The Great Adventurer Treks & Expeditions trekking invites you to a classic adventure towards the central Himalayan region Langtang & Gosainkunda pass trekking. This trek takes you to a crossing in between high peak of the Langtang region.
The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to Langtang & Gosainkunda trekking starts from Kathmandu by bus to Syabrubesi. Then, you will trek to the Langtang Himal area as you approach this region via the Langtang Khola. For several days, you will trek along a gradual winding path through the dense oaks, birch, pines and rhododendron forests of the Langtang National Park.
After a trek of 3 days in the Langtang region, you will reach at Kyanjin Gompa (3,749m). Kyangjin is the perfect base for acclimatization in a beautiful surrounding of high snow-covered mountains. It is also a perfect destination for making and plans of explorations and climbs in the upper valley.
The Kyanjin Gompa monastery is located on the ridge top formed by glacial moraine of rocks and boulders. You can get fantastic views of icefalls and the gigantic glaciers of Langtang Lirung from Kyanjin village. You can also trek up to Kyanjin Ri (4,350 m). It is the most wonderful vantage point in the trek to view the surrounding glaciers and mountain peaks.
The culture of the Langtang area is quite diverse. This region is home to 3 different ethnic groups- the Tamangs, the Yolmus, and the Bhotias. Most people have their origins in Tibet. These people are followers of Buddhism. So, a visit to the Langtang region is a chance to explore Tibetan Buddhism in this region.
Langtang region is home to a variety of flora and fauna. The park consists of plant species like Chir Pine, Rhododendron, Nepalese Alder, Oak, Silver Fir, Hemlock and Larch. Langtang region is also well known for its populations of the red panda, Himalayan black bear, wild dog, Himalayan Tahr, goral (mountain antelope) and more than 250 species of birds.
From Kjanjim Gompa, you will trek for a few days to get to Gosaikunda. Gosaikunda is a holy lake of Hindus. The full moon as per the Nepali Lunar calendar is when a lot of pilgrims come to pay homage and take a ritual bath at Gosainkunda pond. People also believe that drinking the holy water at Gosaikunda relinquishes the sins of a hundred lifetimes.
From Gosaikunda, you will make your journey past villages like Ghopte Odar, Kutumsang, Chisapani, and Sundarijal before finally arriving at Kathmandu valley.
Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Pass by The Great Adventure Treks offers you a unique blend of learning of the Hindu and Buddhist culture. Towering mountains, thrilling glaciers, and unique flora and fauna of the Langtang region are waiting for you in this delightful trek.
Best Time for Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Pass Trek
Autumn (September, October, and November) and Spring (March, April, and May) are the best seasons for completing the Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Pass trek.
The highest number of people complete the Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Pass trek in these seasons. Clear mornings of these seasons allow for some of the most splendid views of mountains. Further, it doesn’t get hot while trekking in these seasons. The rainfall is also low which means the trekking trails are dry.
Winter (December, January, February) is also a good time to complete the Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Pass trek. However, you will have to have proper packing to ward off the cold in this season.
Similarly, with appropriate gear and planning, you can complete the Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Pass trek in the summer season (June, July, August) as well. You also need to have flexible timings as the rain might interrupt your trek.
Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Pass Trek Difficulty
Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Pass trek lasts 16 days long. The lowest point of this trek is Sundarijal (1380 meters) and the highest point of the trek is Gosaikunda Pass (4609 meters).
The altitude gains during this trek are quite mild. However, when you get to Gosaikunda lake or cross the Gosaikunda Pass, you will trek to an altitude of over 4000 meters. You will also encounter some steep uphills along the way.
So the trek is moderately difficult. This means that preparation of 2-3 months before embarking upon this trek will be ideal preparation for this trek.
Main Attractions of the Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Pass Trek
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
- Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Surya Besi
- Trek to picturesque villages like Syabru, Ghopte Odar
- Exploration of Langtang valley
- Trek through lush rhododendron and orchid forests of Langtang National Park
- Catch sights of rare animals like snow leopards, musk deer, red pandas etc.
- Visit Kyanjin Gompa
- Visit the sacred lake of Gosainkunda and its surrounding lakes.
- Cross the Gosaikunda pass.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460m approx 7 - 8 hours drive.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,420 m approx 5 - 6 hours walk.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 3, 430m approx 3 hours walk.
Day 06: Trek to Kyngin Gompa 3,870m approx 3 - 4 hours.
Day 07: Rest-Day for acclimatization at leisure for a hike around.
Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 420m 6 - 7 hours walk
Day 09: Trek to Upper Syabru village 2,250m 5 - 6 hours walk.
Day 10: Trek to Shin Gompa 3,254m, 4 - 5 hours walk.
Day 11: Trek to Gosainkund 4,381m. 4 - 5 hours walk.
Day 12: Trek to Ghopte Odar 3,440m via Gosainkund pass at 4,609/15,100ft.
Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang 2,470m 5 - 6 hrs walk.
Day 14: Trek to Chisopani Danda 2,195m approx. 5 hours.
Day 15: 3 hrs to Sundarijal 1,380m with hour drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 16: International Departure.
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