Langtang and Gosainkund Trek combines two popular destinations of Langtang region: Langtang valley and the Gosainkund Lake. This 12 days trek to Langtang valley and Gosaikunda lake offers great view of the Himalayan peaks, Tamang ethnic cultural heritages, alpine lifestyle, and unparallel experiences.
Gosaikunda is a prominent alpine freshwater lake in Langtang region – holy for Hindus where each year thousands of devotees trek just to bath in this Holy Lake believing that a dip into this lake will washes away their sins – situated at an altitude of 4,380/ 14,370 ft meters above sea level. Gosaikunda Lake is believed to have been created by Lord Shiva when he thrust his Trishula (trident) into a rock-boulder to extract water while he was wandering in search of water after swallowing poison. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosaikunda Basin with major three namely Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosaikunda. Overflow water from the lake is popularly known as Trishuli river..
The trek starts from Syabrubensi to the Langtang Valley first offering an opportunity to hike to view point to view the majestic mountain peaks. Then you walk back to Syabru village and climb to the Lake which is challenging hike in the arid alpine landscape. The trek offers view of the Himalayan peaks including Langtang Lirung 7,234 m/ 23,734 ft, Langtang Ri 7,205 m/ 23,638 ft, Langsisa Peak 6,427 m/ 21,086 ft, Yala Peak 5,520 m/ 18,110 ft, Ganjala Peak, west of the Himal Chuli (7,893 m/ 25,896 ft), Manaslu (8,156 m/ 26,758 ft) and Ganesh Himal (7,406 m/ 24,298 ft) and ranges.
Arrival in Kathmandu. Meet with our friendly representative at the arrival terminal of only International airport. And, then you will be transferred to your hotel. You check-in at your Hotel and then after short rest you can go to explore market area of Thamel – where you can eat your supper, change money, buy some stuffs from supermarket, or buy trekking gears – if you need to do. Later we take you to our office for the trip briefing. Overnight at your hotel. Delay of any kind will postpone the events for next day according to feasibility.
After hearty first meal you will trek downhill to reach Sing Gompa first. You make a quick stop for lunch and again trail your way downward through pine and Rhododendron forest. Once you reach the stream/river you will prepare yourself for gentle uphill. You walk through farms to reach Dhunche – the district headquarter of Rasuwa and the administrative capital of the region . Overnight will be spent at local lodge in Dhunche itself.
You drive the same road you took the first day to start your trekking. Enjoy the long drive with beautiful landscapes and lifestyle of the mountain people. Reach Kathmandu; check into the hotel and find some relaxing time. Overnight in Hotel.
This list outlines the required things to bring during the trekking tours. There are various selections and brands that you can choose as per your interest. All required trekking equipments can be bought or even hired easily at a reasonable price in Kathmandu.
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
Lower Body – Legs
Medicines and First Aid Kits
(Our guide will carry first aid kit bag during the trek. We still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as you feel it necessary).
All garments should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.
If you feel something required or not required from this list, you can write to us.
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