The Langtang Gosainkunda trek is probably one of the most beautiful trekking routes in Nepal. Langtang is situated north of Kathmandu which is mostly populated by the ethnic groups known as Tamangs. Their culture and language is quite similar to the Tibetans and they are very helpful in nature.
This trek offers an opportunity for the adventurers and trekkers to discover the Himalayan passes, diverse ethno-culture and pristine valley. Though this trek is easily accessible from Kathmandu, it still remains relatively intact and less developed trekking in Nepal. About 7-9 days of pleasing Langtang-Gosainkunda trekking through traditional ethnic settlements and dense forest takes you the holy Gosainkunda Lake and Yak pasture of Kyangjin Gompa. Gosainkunda has become one of the holy pilgrimage sites for traditional witch doctors, Shamans, as well as many Buddhist and Hindu devotees.
You can visit the beautiful Langtang National Park and trek to the end of the valley to view the magnificent mountain views. The views of snowy mountain peaks are genuinely inspiring from this place. Travelling through Trishuli river and Dhunche to Syabrubensi, you can swing east into Langtang valley and travel up along a gorge like lower section of this valley by crossing the river. Passing through rhododendron and oak forests and even crossing Laurebinayak Pass which offer the excellent view into Tibet is really breathtaking.
Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking Highlights
Trekking duration : 13 days
Difficulty level : Moderate-Strenous
Maximum altitude : 5050 mtrs.
Trekking style : Tea house/Camping
Best season : Feb-June, Sep-Nov
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu-Syabrubesi (1610m) (7-8 hours)
Day 02: Syabrubensi-Lama Hotel (2480m)
Day 03: Lama Hotel-Langtang Valley (3541m)
Day 04: Langtang Valley-Kyangjin Gompa (3900m)
Day 05: Hiking upto Chorkari ri (5050m), Return back Kyangjin Gompa
Day 06: Kyangjin Gompa-Lama Hotel
Day 07: Lama Hotel-Thulo Syabru (2200m)
Day 08: Thulo Syabru-Sing Gompa (3580m)
Day 09: Sing Gompa- Gosainkunda (4381m)
Day 10: Cross Laurebinayak Pass on the way to Ghopte (3480m)
Day 11: Ghopte-Kutumsang (2540m)
Day 12: Kutumsang-Chisopani (2110m)
Day 13: Chisopani-Sundarijal, Drive back to Kathmandu