Langtang and Gosainkunda Pass Trekking
Great Adventurer Treks & Expeditions trekking invites you to a great classic adventure towards central Himalayan region Langtang & Gosainkund pass trekking and crossing in between high peaks of Langtang region.
Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to Langtang & Gosainkund trekking starts from Kathmandu by bus to Syabrubesi to begin this grand adventure towards Langtang Himal area, taking the direct approach via the Langtang Khola, then trekking for days on gradual winding path through the dense forest of oaks, birch, pines and rhododendron, to reach at Kyangjin Gompa 3,749m. Kyangjin is a perfect base for acclimatization in a beautiful surrounding of high snow covered mountains and plans explorations and climbs of the upper valley.
Langtang area offers a range of cultures with the main three ethnic peoples living in are the Tamangs, Yolmus, and Bhotias who have originated from Tibet in the past 500 years till the mid 20th century. In a southern section of the park lies a small area of sub-tropical chestnut forest, along with unique Sal forest. The hill forests (2000-2,600m) across the southern slopes of the park consist of Chir Pine, Rhododendron, Nepalese Alder, and Oak. Moving north and higher, the alpine zone (2,600-3000m) are mainly Mountain Oak, fading to Silver Fir, Hemlock and Larch in the lower sub-alpine zone (3000-3,6000m); throughout these zones, several species of Rhododendron trees form a twisted and colourful understory, continuing higher to tree line Birch and Fir forest are the last to survive.
It is here at 3,600-4000m that Juniper and Rhododendrons shrubs slowly dissolve into the expansive alpine grassland meadows. Here the elusive snow leopard is still thought to comb the alpine heights for prey. The park is also well known for its populations of red panda, Himalayan black bear, wild dog, Himalayan Thar, goral (mountain antelope) and more than 250 species of birds.
Good acclimatization days are spent exploring the upper Langtang valley, first explored by Tillman when he was scouting routes into Tibet. These upper meadows are grazing for Yaks and home to large herds of thar, the valley ending in a massive wall of mountains, forming the border with Tibet.
After a good time here at Kynagin in Langtang Valley then our route leads to Upper Syabru and Shing Gomba before reaching at Gosainkund and its pristine glacial lake, where Hindus’ and Buddhist pilgrims pay homage every year in the month of August in great numbers, from here with awesome panorama views from Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang to Jugal Himal, after Gosinaklund walk up to cross the pass at 4,650m before heading to warmer low area and back to Kathmandu from Sundarijal an hour east of Kathmandu city completing this magnificent journey with Great Adventure Treks and Expeditions (Pvt) Ltd.
Trip Highlights: “Trekking in the most beautiful alpine valley in the perfect tranquility of Himalaya & crossing one of the most beautiful alpine valley in the perfect tranquility central Himalayan location, amazing valleys gorge, traditional culture & Buddhist religion, pristine forest, area of the red pandas, and in the close backdrop of the high Langtang Himalayan range and the holy sacred Lake Gosainkund.”
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.