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Langtang Gosaikunda Trek - 2 Chartered Helicopter

Snowy peaks, majestic glaciers, lakes, exotic wildlife and cultural uniqueness, Langtang region stands out among many tourist places of Nepal. The region gets its name from a Tibetan word, Langtang, where Lang means Yak and Tang means to follow. It is believed that a Sherpa once followed a lost Yak along the route which is now used by trekkers to get in to Langtang valley. Situated to the north of Kathmandu, the mountain ranges of the regions are the closet mountain range with respect to Kathmandu. Majority of Langtang region falls under the Langtang national park. Langtang trek offers up-close mountains in shortest time possible. Though the trek doesn’t offer view of mountains higher than 8000 meters in elevation, the scenery of Langtang is aesthetic. Langtang region provides a decent and averagely strenuous trekking experience.

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Details

Duration : 10 Days

Type : Easy

Start & End Point: Kathmandu - Kathmandu

Warning : Altitude Sickness

Best Period : Sep - Oct

Flights : Chartered Helicopter

We leave Kathmandu in the morning for Syabrubesi, a village which is also the starting point for treks into the Langtang valley. Our journey will be on a winding road through frequent switchbacks. On a clear day we get to enjoy outstanding views of Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal. Our trek for today ends with a descent into the small village of Syabrubesi.

Overnight: Syabrubesi at simple lodge.

Included meals: Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we begin our trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel along the Langtang Khola. We ascend and descend simultaneously through oak and rhododendron forests. After crossing a bridge over the Langtang Khola (small river), we ascend on a steep trail which will lead us to the Lama Hotel.

Overnight : Lama Hotel at simple lodge.

Included meals: BreakfastLunch & Dinner

We continue ascending from Lama Hotel and enjoy the mountain landscape with abundant waterfalls. As we reach the green meadows of Ghoda Tabela, we begin to see the white peaks of the Langtang range. Our trail continues to climb up the widening valley, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders. We pass a Buddhist monastery before reaching the Langtang village, which was affected by the April 2015 earthquake. We continue on our trail to Mundu.

Overnight: Mundu at simple lodge.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After breakfast, we will start our journey to Kyangjin Gompa, a principal monastery of the region. We pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. We also pass by the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. After the short trek, we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine in Kyangjin Gompa and surrounding areas with the amazing views of the mountains.

Overnight : Kyangjin Gompa at simple lodge.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We spend the whole day exploring Tserko Ri which will also help us acclimatize to the high altitude. We begin early in the morning. The trail passes through yak pastures before ascending to Tserko Ri. The sunrise view from the top of Tserko Ri is extraordinary. We get back to Kyangjin Gompa by late afternoon and explore the beautiful monastery while enjoying views of the Himalayas, glaciers, birds and yaks.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We begin our trek after breakfast and retrace our steps to Lama Hotel. Most of the trekking today will be downhill as we pass through forests and beautiful Tamang villages. We also get to enjoy different view of the Himalayas that we had missed climbing up. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

Overnight : Lama Hotel at simple lodge.

Included meals: BreakfastLunch & Dinner

We begin our trek with a climb up to the Rimche Village. From here we descend to the banks of the Langtang Khola. We continue on an easy trail to Bamboo and begin ascending to Landslide Lodge. From here we continue our trek to Thulo Syabru. There are two trails as we cross another bridge. We follow the one that passes by Pahare hotel and a waterfall at 2210 m to reach Thulo Syabru. 

Overnight in Thulo Syabru.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Today will be a short walk but it is important to not reach Gosaikunda today because the steady gain in altitude will help us acclimatize better to the high altitude. After trekking for a while we pass by a chorten and a checkpoint. From the checkpoint, we move south and pass by Garta Village and Phulung Monastery before reaching Shin Gompa to spend the night.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Today we get to enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the Himalayas including the Annapurnas, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang. We follow a ridge for the most part of the day and catch a glimpse of the first of the holy lakes. The third lake, Gosaikunda (4380m), is of particular religious and cultural significance for the Nepalese and is one of Nepal’s most sought after pilgrimage sites. The lake is surrounded by mountains on almost all sides and has a great ensemble of nine other lakes to accompany it. Every year during Janai Purnima in August, hundreds of Hindu pilgrims visit the lake for a holy bath. The large rock at the center of the lake is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine. 

Overnight in Gosaikunda.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Today you enjoy the day at leisure. Enjoy the breakfast and visit the breathtaking Goisakunda again. The lake is surrounded by mountains on almost all sides and has a great ensemble of nine other lakes to accompany it. Every year during Janai Purnima in August, hundreds of Hindu pilgrims visit the lake for a holy bath. The large rock at the center of the lake is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine.

2-chartered Helicopter will be there to carry you to Kathmandu.
Key Information
  • 9 Nights at Tea House on single board based on American Plan (AP)
  • Highest Altitude 5000 meters, average 3900m
  • 2 Chartered Helicopter to Kathmandu
  • All transfer by private AC vehicle ( Prado / Nissan 4WD ) 
  • Max Group Size: 6
what's included
  • Tea House accommodation during the trek
  • All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek
  • Fruit Salad, Cookies, Mixed Dry Fruits, Green Tea/Coffee
  • Private Vehicle 4WD (Prado/Nissan)
  • An English Speaking Sherpa Guide 
  • Porter Service (2:1)
  • UpEverest T-shirts & Duffel Bag
  • Brand New Bed Sheet and Air Filled Pillow
  • Hot water Bag
  • Hot Foot Bath with essentail Oil (Every evening)
  • Field staff allowance & Insurance coverage
what's excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Rescue/ Medical Evacuation by Helicopter 
  • Medical and Vaccinations
  • Any hot and alcoholics beverages during the trek
  • Hot Showers during the trek
  • Hot drinking water during the trek
  • Charger for Mobile & Electronic devices
  • Sattellite Phone usage ( USD 5 per minute )
  • Tipping to field staff

What to Pack

  • Four seasons -20 Sleeping Bag
  • Down Jacket
  • Day Bag Pack
  • Hiking Boots & Socks
  • Thermal Base Layers 
  • Sunglasses & Sunscreen
  • Medicines & Essentials
  • Trekking Toursers
  • T-shirts & Long-sleeved Tops
  • Micro Fleece
  • Waterproof/Windproof Gore-Tex Jacket
  • Hat,Scarf & Gloves
  • Walking Sticks
  • Portal Water Pack
  • Water Purifiction Kit
  • Headlamp & Space Batteries