We can see Himalayan Lake, ancient mountain trail. Also find different domestic animals of Himalaya. You will experience the lifestyles of diverse ethnic groups along the trail, which follows ancient trading routes and passes through prosperous trading villages. The lake is also sacred to both the Buddhists and the Hindus. Glacier-fed Gosainkund Lake is at the altitude of at 4300 meters. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the lakes during the full moon festival in August. Gosaikunda is actually the largest of three main lakes the other two being Saraswatikunda and Bhairabkunda. Hindu legend has it that the lakes were formed when the God Siva plunged his trident (Trisul) into the ground in order to generate water. The Trisuli River begins from the lake and significantly carries the name “Trisuli”. Over the years this Gosainkunda has become one of the sacred pilgrimage sites for Shamans, the traditional witch doctors, as well as many Hindu and Buddhist devotees. A cross over the Laurebina Pass at an altitude of 4620 meter with an excellent view into Tibet is simply breathtaking.
Detail Itinerary – Volunteer langtang trekking:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m) you will be received by our representatives and will be transferred to hotel. After checking into our rooms, stay Overnight in hotel Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour: Half day Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour of three places: Kathmandu: SwOyambuNath Stupa, Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath and Buddhist pilgrims of Bouddhanath Stupa, Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu / Syabrubesi (1450m) by local bus. (Approx. 8 hrs. drive):
Bus ride in a wheezing bus to get to Syabrubesi. About 45 minutes out of Kathmandu, you pass through the town of Kakani where there are great views of the Himalayas. For part of the way the road clings to the edge of a steep mountain. Dhunche is an attractive village with large stone houses. Here, there is a police check post where you must show your entry permit for the Langtang National Park, which you’ll be trekking through. There are excellent views of Langtang Lirung (7246m) to the north and Ganesh (7460m) to the west from Dhunche. From Dhunche there is a descent to the Trisuli River which is reached within half an hrs. From the river bed there is a steep climb to Dovan. Right from here a track to Gosainkund leaves the main trail to Rasuwa Ghari and the Langtang Valley. From Dovan there is a gentle climb to 6,400ft. And Barku village is reached. From Bharku, traversing up and down after crossing a suspension bridge over the Langtang River, the village of Syabrubesi is reached.
Day 04: Trek Syabrubeshi / Lama Hotel (2480m) – approx. 6 to 7 hrs. Walk:
Descend through the village of Syabru and continue down the ridge until you come to a trail to the east that drops sharply off the ridge and through a dense forest. Trail starts meandering through the cool deciduous forests of oak and maple that cover the lower sections of the valley and climbs through massive stands of spruce, fir and blue pine. Towering walls close in and your paths will skirt precipitous drops, which fall into a silt-laden river below. Cross a bridge (1960m) over a tributary of the Langtang Khola and then climb up from the river and in an hrs., shortly after the trail levels off, you join the old Langtang trail from Sherpagaon and Syabrubensi. Another hrs. from this trail junction brings you to the Lama Hotel in the tiny village.
Day 05: Lama Hotel / Langtang village (3541m) – approx. 5 to 6 hrs. Walk:
A day further on the forest peters out and you start getting the first tantalizing glimpses of snow-capped peaks. From the Lama Hotel the trail climbs steadily to Ghora Tabela with glimpses of Langtang Lirung (7246m) through the trees. At Ghode Tabela the trail leaves the forest and a spectacular view of Langtang Lirung appears. Continue up the valley, leaving the forests behind, the trail ascends steadily up to Langtang village, passing below a monastery about 30min beforehand. Langtang is an interesting Tibetan-style village with stone- walls enclosing houses and fields where you just might see your first yaks.
Day 06: Langtang / Kyanjing Gompa (3900 m.) – approx. 3 hrs. walk:
Leaving Langtang, you ascend gradually to a chorten (a small Tibetan Buddhist stupa) behind which is a very long Mani wall. The trail passes two small villages and the village widens. You cross some streams and a moraine before arriving at Kyanjin Gompa. Between Langtang and Kyanjin Gompa, the views just get better and better where you’ll see Yansa Tsenji (6580m) and Kimshun (6750m) to the north and the Langtang Himal to the northwest. Alternatively, take a good rest and allow your body to acclimatize with the high altitude as much as possible to be fully prepared for more ascending during the next day.
Day 07: Day hiking and back to Kyanjing Gompa:
A day hike further up the valley past the airstrip will provide more spectacular views that include Langtang Lirung (7246m), Ganchenpo (6400m), Langshisa Ri (6320m), Dorje Lakpa (6700m), Lenpo Gang (7100m), and Urkinmang (6170m). A 4hr walk to the east of Kyanjin Gompa from the village is 5000m Tserko Ri. If you start early in the morning and are well-acclimatized, you should be able to climb this peak and return to Kyanjin Gompa in 1 long day. The reward for climbing to the prayer flags on its summit is a magnificent view of the 7246m Langtang Lirung, the mountain that dominates the valley. Several of the more moderate local peaks are quite climbable and provide breathtaking panoramic views of mountains in Tibet, including the 8027m Chisa Pangma.
Day 08: Kyanjing gompa /Ghora Tabela (2950 m) – approx. 4 to 5 hrs. Walk:
Since you’ll be acclimatized and will be descending, we trek down all the way to Ghoretabal through the same trail in a day’s walk from Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 09: Ghora Tabela / Bamboo (1980 m). – Approx. 4 to 5 hrs. Walk:
You have to trek descending all the way passing various oaks forest and follows the rivers with suspense bridges to reach the Bamboo. Overnight at tea house.
Day 10: Bamboo / Thulo Syabru (2200 m) – approx. 4 to 5 hrs. walk:
From Bamboo the trail is little bit descending up to the Pahiro and then you have to climb up to reach to Thulo Syabru. On the way you will see various animals like monkey, bear, and various species of birds. This place is the settlement of Tamangs and some yolmopa’s also, famous as Tamang village. You will see the culture of Tamang along with various monasteries and stupas.
Day 11: Thulo Syabru / Shing Gompa (3584 m) – approx. 5 to 6 hrs. Walk: Leaving behind the pleasant village of Syabru , climb past the gompa, school and army post, and switchback up the steep hill above the village. There are a few houses and potato fields’ steep trail and pleasant teashops in the settlement of Dursagang. The trail continues less steeply, now mostly in forests, past an old chorten to the top of the ridge and two shoddy teashops. Coming out of the forest, the trail climbs a bit more before reaching the top of the ridge. The trail continues across the head of a second valley, and then reaches a final ridge. The small Buddhist monastery of Shing Gompa is about 100m along the trail to the left.
Day 12: Shing Gompa / Gosaikunda (4381 m) – approx. 6 to 7 hrs. walk:
From Shing Gompa the trail continues climbing steadily through rhododendron forest with the Trisuli Khola far below. The trail crosses over to the Langtang side of the ridge you are climbing and stays in deep forest for a while, then emerges onto a saddle at Cholang Pati then entering the Gosainkunda protected area where the killing of animals, lighting of wood fires, and grazing of goats is prohibited. There are good views of Langtang Lirung from the north side of the ridge, and looking west, you can see the Mustang, Himalchuli, and Manaslu. You cross high altitude summer pastures for sheep and goats before going back to the south side of the ridge overlooking the Trisuli Khola. When you cross to the south side of the ridge the trail becomes much narrower than it has been up to now, and finally be able to see the first of the largest lake, the holy Gosainkunda, which is evident from the large stone Shiva lingam and the guesthouses around its shores, Saraswati Kund from here
Day 13: Cross over the Laurebina pass (4600m.) descend to TharePati (3600 m.) – approx. 8 hrs. Walk:
Leaving Gosainkund, the trail skirts the shore of the lake before ascending towards the Laurebina Pass 4610m. The trail now descends, steeply at first but becoming more gradual, to the southeast on a rocky path. In about an hour you’ll come to some roofless stone herders’ huts, and from here the trail descends another ridge, crossing several streams and passing two waterfalls. After passing another stone hut, you climb to another ridge and Ghopte, where overhanging rocks form a cave that is used as a campsite by trekkers can see the lights of herders.
From Ghopte, the trail descends to more caves and enters a thick forest of Pine and rhododendrons. After crossing a stream, which is dry for part of the year, the trail will make a final ascent to Tharepati (3490m), a grouping of small stone huts used in the summer months by herders.
Day 14: TharePati / Kutumsang (2471m) – approx. 6 hrs. Walk:
You have to trek descending all the way and can have panoramic view of Mountains including Annapurna, Masalsu. If you are trekking in spring season, you will see the forest covered with Rhododendrons. Overnight at tea house.
Day 15: Kutumsangu / Chisapani (2194m) – approx. 6 to 7 hrs. walk:
From Kutumsang, in early morning we can see the sunrise over the snowcapped mountains. We would have breakfast served around 7:00am. After breakfast, we start our trek to Chisopani (2194m). It takes about six hours to reach. Chisapani is another view point of sunrise and sunset. Besides, we would explore tribal culture and mountain lifestyle. Overnight at Chisopani tea house.
Day 16: Chisapani /Sundarijal (approx. 3 hrs. walk) and drive to Kathmandu (approx. 45min. drive)
Chisopani is one of the best places from where one can enjoy the super views of Himalayas, wonderful, Hills & sunrise/sunset views can be seen. You will see the Tamang Habitants and will follow the trail across the Mulkharka and Shivapuri National Park. Then drive Sundarijal to Kathmandu which takes approximately an hour from Sundarijal
Day 18: Final Departure onwards destination.
The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. Langtang and Gosaikunda Trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements.
- Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
- Two night’s standard accommodation in Kathmandu (on the arrival day and after the trekking).
- Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
- All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
- Ground transportation from Kathmandu – Dhunche .
- Ground transportation from Sundarijal – Kathmandu
- All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
- Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
- An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
- Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- All government taxes.
- Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
- Your Travel insurance.
- Your personal expenses.
- Food while you are in Kathmandu .
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
- Sweet things like chocolate.
- Tips for the guide and porter.
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