Introduction to Langtang Gosainkunda Trek
Langtang region is the most popular trekking region in Nepal after Everest and Annapurna region. The Langtang Gosainkunda trek takes you to the beautiful valley of Langtang, embedded with many blue-colored mountain lakes. Langtang Gosainkunda trek is not only about the Himalayan lakes; it is a joyful trek that includes Langtang National Park and many other ethnic settlement villages.
Langtang National Park is a park full of natural beauty. We can find much unique flora and fauna protected inside this park. The valley between the mountains looks like a beautiful valley in the world. This narrow valley is located just north of Kathmandu. And trekking offers the opportunity to explore the Tamang villages, climb small peaks and see low-elevation glaciers.
Walking along the delightful jungles of rhododendrons and bamboo in the park can be an opportunity to encounter the rare red panda and many other animals sheltered in the park. As you continue your journey towards Langtang, you will find Kyanjin Gompa, a cheese factory, and Sherpa village, which are the main attractions of Langtang village. This route will give you the opportunity to experience the whole range of Himalayan topography.
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Explore culture, traditions, lifestyle, etc
Reflections of Tibetan Buddhist culture can be found in Gompa of Langtang. Likewise, you can taste the freshly made yak cheeses at Langtang Cheese Factory. Exploring villages and interacting with people is an opportunity to experience the unique culture, traditions, and lifestyle of the people living in those places.
Trekking at Gosainkunda Lake is not only a natural exploration but also a religious activity that will save you from all your sins. This lake is a famous site for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. In Sherpa and Tamang villages we find people with their well-preserved culture, traditions, and lifestyle. Get ready to experience this unique combo of natural glory, Tibetan Buddhist culture, and lifestyle of people of ethnic groups with Odyssey treks.
Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m) - 8 to 9 hours.
Syabrubeshi to Lama Hotel (2,480m) - 6 to 7 hours walk.
Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,541m) - 6 to 7 hours walk.
Langtang village to Kyanjing Gompa (3,900m) - 3 to 4 hours walk.
Free day in Kyanjing Gompa.
Kyanjing Gompa to Ghora Tabela (2,950m) - 5 to 6 hours walk.
Ghora Tabela to Bamboo (1,980m) – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Bamboo to Thulo Syabru (2,200m) – 4 to 5 hours walk.
Thulo Syabru to Shing Gompa (3,584m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Shing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,381m) – 7 to 8 hours walk.
Gosaikunda to Thare Pati (3,600m) via Crossing over the Laurebina pass (4,600m) – 8 to 9 hours walk.
Thare Pati to Kutumsangu (2,471 m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Kutumsangu to Chisapani (2,194 m) - 7 to 8 hours walk.
Chisapani to Sundarijal (4 hours walk) and drive to Kathmandu (30 minutes).
Frequently asked questions about this trip
Have just returned from my fourth trip to Nepal and as always Odyssey Treks organized everything superbly. We visited Makalu relatively late in the season and were rewarded with empty trails and amazing weather. Karma was as entertaining, friendly, and informative as ever along with Ang Dawa Sherpa who together made the three weeks perfect.
They also organized a few days to Helambu at short notice as I had some time spare, all done easily and professionally. Thanks for the company both and I will be back again. I cannot recommend Odyssey highly enough as a genuinely friendly, locally based company that provides not only unforgettable experiences but also great service at a very reasonable cost.
I have just returned from the trip of a lifetime. Always wanted to visit and see the Himalayas and to have completed the trip with the most excellent hosts really made the trip come alive. Odyssey took care of everything and ensured that we experienced real Nepalese hospitality. We climbed up to 3700 meters, saw Ganesh Himal, experienced true excitement on the trek, ate superbly produced fresh food along the route..and above all met some amazing people. Thanks to Karma, Rinji, and our fantastic porters…without you guys it wouldn’t have happened!! All the best. Alex